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By: Hershel Limon
The below information is for Computers with Windows O.S


How to increase the computer speed using msconfig utility?

How to hide your important data from other users?



How to increase the computer speed using msconfig utility?
You can configure windows XP to boot up using minimum list of startup programs and services. You can boot your system faster by short listing the startup programs and services list. Each item in startup list loads automatically after windows starts. By using the "Windows System Configuration (msconfig)" utility, you can create the list of windows necessary programs which allows for performance improvement while starting up your computer.
Perform the following steps to edit the msconfig utility:

To edit this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
First click on Start button to open "Run" and type "msconfig" then press Ok button to run configuration utility.

Here a small windows dialog box will appear with the title "System Configuration Utility". There are many options tab here, web page for example
General
System.ini
Win.ini
Boot.ini
Services
Startup
But we will discuss here on only Services and Startup tab.
First click on the Startup tab to view the programs list that begins on windows startup.
Here you can examine the all programs list and uncheck the program that is unnecessary or slow down your computer boot up process. Click on Apply button to save the Startup tab setting.
Now click on "Services" tab to view the all running windows services. On the bottom, first check the option "Hide All Microsoft Services" to hide all windows necessary services.


When you have checked the option "Hide All Microsoft Services" then you can see what unnecessary services are running. Uncheck the unnecessary service box to remove it and press Apply button to save the Services tab setting.


How to hide your important data from other users?
Normally when you need to secure your important data from other users, then your first choice is to burn it on CD or put it to removable drive instead of hard drive. But imagine if your data size is more than 100 GB then it is not easy to burn it on CD. No worry, you can save your full drive from other users access using this trick.

Perform the given steps to hide your system data partition:




To enable this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.

First click on Start button to open "Run" and type "CMD" (without the quotes) then press Ok button to open Command Prompt.


Now type diskpart on the blinking cursor and wait for 5 seconds to appear diskpart> utility.

To show the list of volume, type list volume command after the diskpart> prompt, this command will show you all system drives detail.

if you need to hide F drive then first type select volume 2 (in this case) and press enter button.After loading volume, type remove letter F (in this case) to hide F drive.





Now exit from command prompt and open My Computer to verify drives.
But next time, when you want to unhide the D drive, just run assign drive F command after loading volume 2.
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