Requesting suggested Windows XP Professional software and tweaks

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by Overflow, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Overflow


    Jul 29, 2018
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    I just installed Windows XP Professional (32 bit) yesterday, to run some old CBTs. And they work perfectly. So Im set with regards to what I need it to do.

    But, as expected, I enjoy maximising any install I have (common problem amongst us Im sure :) ), and I asked for Nvidia 1070 in a thread under the Hardware section.

    When It comes to software and addons/tweaks; any suggestions?

    I installed Service Pack 3, and did the patch registry hack, so Ive updated Windows XP as far as Microsoft allows me.
    Ive installed Firefox, MalwareBytes and 360 TotalSecurity (, as suggested by Elisabeth in another thread).

    I also have an issue that checkdisk keeps wanting to run during startup. I checked the scheduled tasks, and there is nothing there to remove. Also, I checked my registry, as recommened by a blogpost, and I couldnt find the registry entry he was pointing to. Anything you might be able to shed light on? I can manually cancel the checkdisk session, so its not a major problem.

    Any other suggestions?
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2018
    Overflow, Jul 29, 2018
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  2. Overflow


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    if as in your other thread, I would let 360 resolve anything it finds, I have not had a false positive, and since you use 360 then I know it scans flash drives before you can open them, flash drives are a good way to infect a computer if you do not scan them first. 360 does its best scanning with all 5 engines running.

    and as for xp tweaks, I do a lot of them anytime I reinstall but they are subjective and you need to troll through several links and threads to pick the ones you want, then open notepad or a word program and list all changes and how to to do them, so you will know next time:
    Elizabeth23, Jul 29, 2018
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