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    Junior Member Bold_Fortune's Avatar
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    Slimming Down Windows XP

    Hi all. I've finally finished my Slimming Down Windows XP Guide. It took me a very long time...but I enjoyed doing it. (Actually, I'm a little bored now that it's completed.)

    I'm very proud of it and the hard work I put into it. I think I did some pretty good things with it.

    I wanted to share it with my friends here at Techzones. Some of you where there at the beginnings of my guide...way back when at TweakXP, and then at penguin's old Bit-Quest site.

    A really nice lady in England who admired my work, gave be a site to place it on. Which really helped a lot when it came to putting the finishing touches on the guide...(as you will see at the bottom of each post by the number of times I edited each part of the guide.)

    I have a smaller Windows Folder size now than I ever thought possible:

    I set have set certain rules for myself, though:

    1)...I can have absolutely no errors ever showing up in Event Viewer. ...Even if they are only benign DCOM errors.

    2)...I can't use file compression.

    3)...All the Windows Applications I use, and all my installed third-party programs, had better work.


    Windows Folder (includes all files and sub-folders)…

    225MB...Total Size.

    1066....Total Files Count (including files within all subfolders).

    74......Total Folders Count.


    System32 Folder (includes all files and sub-folders)…

    186MB...Total Size.

    738....Total Files Count (including files within all subfolders).

    19......Total Folders Count.

    541.....Individual files within system32 folder (w/147MB Total Size).

    (85 EXE Files and 358 DLL Files in the system32 folder).


    I'll put up these links, but you can also click on the links in my Signature:

    SLIMMING DOWN WINDOWS XP: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

    SLIMMING DOWN WINDOWS XP: PARTS 1-10

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    Platinum+ Member bhxtyrant's Avatar
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    im definently gonna look at this guide!i just looked at my windows folder and was shocked to see it is 3.43GB in size

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    great work and idea...

    although, these days a little obsolete due to 500gb HD and 4000+ cpu

    In saying that, there will always be people looking for slight improvement, or like yourself, something to do to cure boredom...

    congrats on good work

    --- 0wN3D by 3gG ---

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    Welcome to Techzonez. BTW, Penguins Bit-Quest is back!!

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    Welcome to the zonez Bold_Fortune.....great work man.....looks like u spent a great deal of time on it....Kudos man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    Welcome to Techzonez. BTW, Penguins Bit-Quest is back!!

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    We've had a domain change.

    You can now find the complete guide here...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...?showtopic=229

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