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The Coolest Google Trick : Go Ahead And Share

1. Go to

http://www.google.com
2. Click "images" 
3. Fill in "bikes, flowers, cars" or any other word. 
4. You will get a page with alot of images thumbnailed. 
5. Now delete the URL on the addressbar.
6. Copy the script down here, and paste it in your adressbar ! 
javascript:R= 0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI= document.images ; DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i<DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=Math. sin(R*x1+ i*x2+x3)* x4+x5; DIS.top=Math. cos(R*y1+ i*y2+y3)* y4+y5}R++ }setInterval('A()',5); void(0)

Make Your OS the Fastest(from all Aspects)

“Indexing”
. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard drive then I suggest turnning this feature off:
1. right click C: and press properties
2. Uncheck “Allow Indexing Service”
3. Apply changes to C:\ subfolders and files.

TIMEOUT DUAL BOOT TWEAK
If you have a dual boot process – you can edit the time xp displays the choice page. the default is 30sec. Lower the seconds (10 9 8 etc) and it’ll take less….time
Goto – Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings > Time to display list of operating systems

GROUP POLICIES MANAGER This will dramatically speed up the login process –
Go to Start/Run type in gpedit.msc and click ok.
Right click on the Local Computer Policy entry and select Properties from the menu that appears.
Add checkmarks to the two options within the Disable section. 

Very SLOW BOOT WHEN NETWORKING
Alt-click (or right click) on Network Places > Properties
Alt-click on Ethernet Adapter connection > properties
Un-check “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” > OK

SPEED UP BOOT

1. Open the Device Manager. One way to do that is to right click on “My Computer”, select the Hardware tab, and Select Device Manager.
2. Expand “IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers” and double-click on “Primary IDE Channel”
3. Under the “Advanced Settings” tab, check the “Device 1” setting. More than likely, your current transfer mode is set to PIO.
4. Set it to “DMA if available”.
DISABLE AUTO DETECTION OF EMPTY IDE SLOTS
If either IDE slot on the controller is empty, the ‘device type’ dropdown box will be not grayed out. Set it to ‘none’ to disable auto detection of IDE devices on that particular slot.
Repeat the above steps for the ‘secondary IDE controller.’
Speedup boot time by IMPROVING NTFS CHECK
CHKNTFS is the command used to set the AUTOCHK initiation count down time. You can reduce it from default 9 seconds to a much lower value say 4 seconds. Go to command prompt and type CHKNTFS/T:4
This command would set the AUTOCHK initiation count time down to 4.

“Startup programs”
The easiest is to do the following:
1. start –> run –> msconfig
2. Click on the “startup” tab (furthest right)\
3. Unclick any items you don’t want to load when windows starts.

Start “run” and type “regedit”. If these entries don’t exist, create them as new DWORDs.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\FileSystem
Create a DWORD value named ‘ContigFileAllocSize’ and set the value to ‘200’ (in hex) or 512 (decimal)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management
A) DisablePagingExecutive -double click it and in the decimal put a 1 – this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yeilds faster performance.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\FileSystem]
DisableNTFSLastAccessUpdate=1 Disables constant updating of dates a file/folder was last accessed.
NTFSDisable8Dot3NameCreation=1 To disable support for old DOS 8-character filenames.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher];
3. Set the value to either 0-Disable, 1-App launch prefetch, 2-Boot Prefetch, 3-Both (“3” is recommended).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\

in the registry and find the value SecondLevelDataCache. You must then adjust it to the value (in kilobytes) of the L2 Cache of your processor.
make sure to click deciemal on the left hand side

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction Select Enable from the list on the right. Right on it and select Modify. Change the value to Y to enable and N to disable. Reboot your computer.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer]
Create a new Key (a sub-folder, not an entry) called “AlwaysUnloadDll”. Once created double-click on the (Default) entry in the right pane and enter a value of 1.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace.
Find a key named {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}.
Right click on it and delete it.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\AlwaysUnloadDLL]
“”=”1”

No More Windows CD
To avoid the hassle of hunting down your Windows XP CD every time you want to
restore a system file (Windows File Protection at work) or add and remove components,
just copy the entire thing to your disk and modify a setting in the Group Policy Editor.
Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System. On the
right-hand pane, you’ll find “Specify Windows installation file location”. Double-click
this, select Enable, and enter the path to your Windows XP setup file. You can even
point it to a network path on your office LAN, so you don’t have to run to your system
admin every time Windows wants the installation CD.

turn off those services from the boot

1. Right-click on My Computer icon on desktop and select Manage, it’ll open a window, in which goto: Services & Application -> Services. To disable or Set it to MANUAL, double-click on service and select What u want in Startup list box.

So here is the list of services that can be safely set to MANUAL (Many of them may be disabled automatically on some systems):
Alerter 
Computer Browser 
Distributed Link Tracking Client 
(If u hv NTFS partition, then don’t disable it) 
Fast User Switching Capability (removes Switch Users option) 
Indexing service 
Internet Connection Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing 
Messenger 
Remote Registry
 (Always disable it for Security purposes) 
Secondary Logon 
Server 
System Restore
 (If u don’t use System Restore) 
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service 
Uninterruptible Power Supply 
Upload Manager 
Wireless Zero Configuration
 

EVERY THING ELSE IS FOR FIREFOX


SPEED UP FIRE FOX

Type about:config in the address bar and then press Enter
network.http.pipelining set true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests set 8
network.http.proxy.pipelining set true
network.dns.disableIPv6 set true
Right-click Boolean Enter content.interrupt.parsing Enter true.
Right-click Integer Enter content.max.tokenizing.time Enter 2250000
Right-click Integer Enter content.notify.interval Enter 750000
Right-click Boolean Enter content.notify.ontimer Enter true
Right-click Integer Enter content.notify.backoffcount Enter 5. 
Right-click Integer Enter content.switch.threshold Enter 750000 
Rightclick Integer Enter nglayout.initialpaint.delay Enter 0 

For fast computers and fast connections, optimal settings.
browser.display.show_image_placeholders: False
network.http.max-connections: 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 32
network.http.max-connections-per-proxy: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 32
network.http.pipelining: True
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 32
network.http.proxy.pipelining: True


Quick and Dirty Settings

network.http.pipelining: True
network.http.pipelining.firstrequest: True
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 8
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0

Common to all configurations
These are the settings that seem to be common to all configuration files regardless of connection speed or computer speed with a couple of additions – plugin paths can be found with about: plugins and the bookmark menu delay is turned off.
network.http.pipelining: True
network.http.proxy.pipelining: True
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 8
content.notify.backoffcount: 5
plugin.expose_full_path: True
ui.submenuDelay: 0

Fast Computer Fast Connection
content.interrupt.parsing: True
content.max.tokenizing.time: 2250000
content.notify.interval: 750000
content.notify.ontimer: True
content.switch.threshold: 750000
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0
network.http.max-connections: 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 8
browser.cache.memory.capacity: 65536
A couple settings of note – Firefox is allocated 4096 KB of memory by default and in this configuration we give it roughly 65MB as denoted by the last line. This can be changed according to what is used.

Fast Computer, Slower Connection
This configuration is more suited to people without ultra fast connections. I’m not talking about dial up connections but slower DSL / Cable connections.
content.max.tokenizing.time: 2250000
content.notify.interval: 750000
content.notify.ontimer: True
content.switch.threshold: 750000
network.http.max-connections: 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 8
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0
browser.cache.memory.capacity: 65536


Fast Computer, Slow Connection

browser.xul.error_pages.enabled: True
content.interrupt.parsing: True
content.max.tokenizing.time: 3000000
content.maxtextrun: 8191
content.notify.interval: 750000
content.notify.ontimer: True
content.switch.threshold: 750000
network.http.max-connections: 32
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 4
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 0
browser.cache.memory.capacity: 65536


Slow Computer, Fast Connection

content.max.tokenizing.time: 3000000
content.notify.backoffcount: 5
content.notify.interval: 1000000
content.notify.ontimer: True
content.switch.threshold: 1000000
content.maxtextrun: 4095
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 1000
network.http.max-connections: 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 16
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 8
dom.disable_window_status_change: True
One of the changes made for this particular configuration is the final line where the status bar is disabled for changing web pages to save processor time.

Slow Computer, Slow Connection
I hv entered the doldrums of the dial-up user…
content.max.tokenizing.time: 2250000
content.notify.interval: 750000
content.notify.ontimer: True
content.switch.threshold: 750000
nglayout.initialpaint.delay: 750
network.http.max-connections: 32
network.http.max-connections-per-server: 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 4
dom.disable_window_status_change: True

5 reasons for slow PC

Is your PC slowing down and you just don’t know what to do? Well, don’t worry! We are going to throw light on the top 5 causes of slow computer problems and what you can do to prevent them.

Reasons # 1: Virus and Spyware Infections

With computers being connected to the Internet 24 X 7 these days, malware programs, such as virus, Trojans, worms, spyware and adware have become major threats for computer users. These malicious programs infiltrate your system through unprotected Internet connections, spam e-mails, infected external media and many other sources. Once your PC is infected, you may notice a drastic fall in its performance. You may also notice several PC errors, and at times, it may become impossible for you to even work on your computer at all. To prevent infiltration of these malicious programs and to clean your computer from any infections, it is essential for you to install security tools, such as antivirus and antispyware on your PC. You must schedule these tools to run on a regular basis and also keep them updated with the latest definitions to ensure that you are protected against the latest viruses.

Reasons # 2: Damaged and Fragmented Registry

The registry is Backbone of ur Windows operating system because it stores all hardware, software, and user configuration information within it. As your PC gets older, the registry gets filled up with loads of unwanted, outdated, and invalid information that causes registry bloating. A bloated registry easily gets damaged and fragmented, and as a result can slow down your PC. To prevent problems due to a cluttered registry, you must regularly scan and clean your registry. You can do this easily with the help of a reliable registry cleaner tool.

Reasons # 3: Filled Up and Fragmented Hard Disk

When you create new files, add new programs, browse the web or perform other activities on your system, information is added or removed from the hard disk. Quite often, your computer activities leave behind information on the hard disk in the form of orphan program files and folders, temporary Internet files, no-longer-required program setup files, and loads of other such data. This unwanted data unnecessarily fills up the hard disk and causes data fragmentation. To prevent these problems, you must uninstall unwanted programs from the system and use the Disk Cleanup utility to get rid of all unwanted files and folders. It is also essential to regularly use the Disk Defragmenter tool to consolidate broken files and speed up data access time.

Reasons # 4: Too Many Startup Programs

Many times, when you install programs on your computer, they add their shortcuts to the startup list, so that some of their services load in the background when your PC is turned on. These programs unnecessarily eat up system recourses and cause your system to slow down. This is the reason why, it is recommended that you disable these unwanted startup programs. You can do this easily with the help of the Windows System Configuration Utility (Run — >msconfig –> Startup) or by using a reliable third-party startup program management utility.

Reasons # 5: Less System Memory

As you install new programs and more high-end software on your PC, the hardware requirements of the system increases. This is the reason why, to speed up your PC you may need to upgrade your system requirements. By doing this, you can considerably enhance the performance of your PC by increasing the system memory or RAM.

If you remove all these problems its ma guarantee no slow speeds
Enjoy super fast computing

The Following are some Utilities that Can Fix Above mentioned Problems :

Tune Up Utilities
Spotmau PowerSuite Professional
Ram Cleaner
Vista Manager
Advanced Vista Optimizer
Super Utilities
Revo Uninstaller
Eset smart security

Increase Bandwidth to very high

Here are Registry Tweaks and Scroll down to see Patches 

1.Increase bandwidth by tweaking QoS in Windows XP Pro 

The following tweak applies only to Windows XP Professional edition. 

The default system behavior is that all 100% bandwidth is available, however, if there is a running application that indicates to the OS it needs to send high priority/real time data, then as long as it has the socket open, Windows XP will restrict “best effort” traffic to 80% of the bandwidth so that high priority traffic can be accommodated. Basically, applications can make this request to the operating system for QoS support using the QoS application programming interfaces (APIs) in Windows and this only applies if a specific app is requesting QoS. 

If you’d like to change how much bandwidth is reserved for QoS (the default is 20% of the total bandwidth), do the following: 

1. Make sure you’re logged in as “Administrator” (not just any account with admin privileges). 
2. Navigate to START>Run and type: gpedit.msc 
3. Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Administrative Templates > Network > QOS Packet Scheduler 
4. In the right window, double-click the limit reservable bandwidth setting 
5. On the setting tab, check the enabled setting. 
6. Where it says “Bandwidth limit %”, change it to read 0 (or whatever percentage you want to reserve for high priority QoS data) 
7. Click OK, close gpedit.msc 

Under START > My Computer > My Network Connections > View Network Connections, right-click on your connection and under Properties (where it lists your protocols), make sure QOS Packet Scheduler is enabled. 

The tweak desribed below helps boost priority for DNS & hostname resolution in general. What this means is, it helps web pages load faster, and has negligible effect on downloads (not counting the couple of ms gain with the host resolution at connect-time). 

Applying this tweak assumes some proficiency in editing the Windows Registry using Regedit (Start > Run > type: regedit). As always, backup your Registry before making any changes so you can revert to the previous state if you don’t like the results. 

2.Host Resolution Priority Tweak 
host name resolution priority 
Windows 2k/XP 

First, open the Windows Registry using Regedit, and (after backing up) navigate to: 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\ServiceProvider 

Note the following lines (all hex dwords): 
Class = 008 (8) – indicates that TCP/IP is a name service provider, don’t change. 

LocalPriority = 1f3 (499) – local names cache 
HostsPriority = 1f4 (500) – the HOSTS file 
DnsPriority = 7d0 (2000) – DNS 
NetbtPriority = 7d1 (2001) – NetBT name-resolution, including WINS 

What we’re aiming to do is increase the priority of the last 4 settings, while keeping their order. The valid range is from -32768 to +32767 and lower numbers mean higher priority compared to other services. What we’re aiming at is lower numbers without going to extremes, something like what’s shown below should work well: 

Change the “Priority” lines to: 
LocalPriority = 005 (5) – local names cache 
HostsPriority = 006 (6) – the HOSTS file 
DnsPriority = 007 (7) – DNS 
NetbtPriority = 008 (8) – NetBT name-resolution, including WINS 

Windows 9x/ME 

The tweak is essentialy the same as in Windows 2000/XP, just the location in the Registry is slightly different. For a more detailed description see the Windows 2000/XP section above. 

Open the Windows Registry using Regedit, and (after backing up) navigate to: 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\VxD\MSTCP\ServiceProvider 

You should see the following settings: 
Class=hex:08,00,00,00 

LocalPriority=hex:f3,01,00,00 
HostsPriority=hex:f4,01,00,00 
DnsPriority=hex:d0,07,00,00 
NetbtPriority=hex:d1,07,00,00 

The “priority” lines should be changed to: 
LocalPriority=hex:05,00,00,00 
HostsPriority=hex:06,00,00,00 
DnsPriority=hex:07,00,00,00 
NetbtPriority=hex:08,00,00,00 

Reboot for changes to take effect. 

In addition to the tweaks already covered in Win 2k/XP Registry Tweaks and More Win 2k/XP Tweaks, the Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduces a few new issues covered in the article below. Please make sure you understand what you are doing before making any changes to your Operating System. Note the information below only applies to Windows XP Service Pack 2. 

3.Remove the limit on TCP connection attempts 

Windws XP SP2 introduces a few new twists to TCP/IP in order to babysit users and “reduce the threat” of worms spreading fast without control. In one such attempt, the devs seem to have limited the number of possible TCP connection attempts per second to 10 (from unlimited in SP1). This argumentative feature can possibly affect server and P2P programs that need to open many outbound connections at the same time. 

Rant: The forward thinking of Microsoft developers here is that you can only infect 10 new systems per second via TCP/IP ?!?… If you also consider that each of those infected computers will infect 10 others at the same rate: 
second 1: 1+10 computers 
second 2: 10+10*10 computers (110 new ones) 
second 3: 10+100*10 computers ( 1110 new ones) 
second 4: 10+1000*10 computers (11110 new ones) 
…. 
all the way to 10*60 + 10^60 computers in a single minute (that’s a number with 60 digits, or it would far exceed Earth’s population). Even if we consider that 90% of those computers are unreachable/protected, one would still reach ALL of them within a minute. 

In other words, even though it is not going to stop worm spreading, it’s going to delay it a few seconds, limit possible network congestion a bit, and limit the use of your PC to 10 connection attempts per second in the process ! I have no problem with the new default setting limiting outbound connection attempts. Still, users should have the option to easily disable or change this setting. I might be going out on a limb here, but ever since the introduction of Windows XP I can’t help thinking that I dislike all the bult-in Windows “wisardry” in a sense that the system also limits user access. That irritating trend to ease the mental load on end users is somewhat insulting, considering that Windows is to make the more “intelligent” choice instead of the end user, as well as limit their access to tuning such settings… 
End of rant. 

With the new implementation, if a P2P or some other network program attempts to connect to 100 sites at once, it would only be able to connect to 10 per second, so it would take it 10 seconds to reach all 100. In addition, even though the setting was registry editable in XP SP1, it is now only possible to edit by changing it directly in the system file tcpip.sys. To make matters worse, that file is in use, so you also need to be in Safe mode in order to edit it.

You only need to worry about the number of connection attempts per second if you have noticed a slowdown in network programs requiring a number of connections opened at once. You can check if you’re hitting this limit from the Event Viewer, under System – look for TCP/IP Warnings saying: “TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts”. Keep in mind this is a cap only on incomplete outbound connect attempts per second, not total connections. Still, running servers and P2P programs can definitely be affected by this new limitation. Use the fix as you see fit. 

To change or remove the limit, you can use the following program: 

Event ID 4226 Patcher v2.11 

Code:
http://www.speedguide.net/files/xp_sp2/EvID4226Patch211a-en.zip

– A patching program for removing or changing the limit imposed on connection attempts in SP2. The patcher has the ability to restore tcpip.sys back to the original… Still, you might want to back up tcpip.sys, use it at your own risk. The author of this patch can be reached @ http://www.lvllord.de/ 

4. Recommended settings for Windows 2000 / XP 
Windows 2000 & XP, unlike NT supports large windows as described in RFC1323 ( the ‘RcvWindow’ has a maximum value of 2**30 rather than 64K), and includes some other improvements over its predecessors you can use to speed up any TCP/IP transfers. , the descriptions and other options are added to provide you with better understanding and enable you to customize your settings. 

All the following entries, unless otherwise noted should be placed in the Windows 2000/XP Registry under the key 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters 

TCPWindowSize 

The value of TCP Window in the Windows 2000 Registry is DWORD, representing number of bytes, with range from 0 to 2^30. The recommended values (in red) optimize TCP for any high speed Internet connection and work best in most cases, however if you’d like to use a custom value follow these guidelines: 

For best results, the TCPWindow should be a multiple of MSS (Maximum Segment Size). MSS is generally MTU – 40, where MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) is the largest packet size that can be transmitted. MTU is usually 1500 (1492 for PPPoE connections). To determine the MTU value of your ISP, check out the Advanced Registry Editing section of our site. 

There are three places in the Windows 2000 Registry where you can add the TCP Window parameter. 

HKLM/SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters 
GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize=”256960″ (DWORD, number of bytes) Valid range is from MSS to 2^30. Add the value as a decimal. Note: For best results RWIN has to be a multiple of MSS lower than 65535 times a scale factor that’s a power of 2, i.e. 44 x 1460 = 64240 x 2^2 = 256960. If you choose to use a RWIN lower than 65535, you can simply make it multiple of MSS and turn scaling off (Tcp1323Opts=0) 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
TcpWindowSize=”256960″ (DWORD, number of bytes) Valid range is from MSS to 2^30. Add the value as a decimal. TcpWindowSize can also exist under TcpipParametersInterface – if added at this location, it overrides the global setting for this particular . Note (10/20/00): Seems MS has found another bug in Windows 2000, the TCPWindowSize should be configured with the global setting (GlobalMaxTcpWindowsSize) rather than this one – Q263088 

Note: For best results RWIN has to be a multiple of MSS lower than 65535 times a scale factor that’s a power of 2, i.e. 44 x 1460 = 64240 x 2^2 = 256960. If you choose to use a RWIN lower than 65535, you can simply make it multiple of MSS and turn scaling off (Tcp1323Opts=0) 

Tcp1323Opts 

Tcp1323Opts is a necessary setting in order to enable Large TCPWindow support as described in RFC 1323. Without this parameter, the TCPWindow is limited to 64K. 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
Tcp1323Opts=”1″ (DWORD, recommended setting is 1. The possible settings are 0 – Disable RFC 1323 options, 1 – Window scaling but no Timestamp options, 3 – Window scaling and Time stamp options.) 

Note: Tcp1323Opts=”3″ might help in some cases where there is increased packet loss, however generally you’ll achieve better throughput with Tcp1323Opts=”1″, since Timestamps add 12 bytes to the header of each packet. 

DefaultTTL 

DefaultTTL determines the time in seconds and the number of hops a packet lives. While it does not directly affect speed, a larger value increases the amount of time it takes for a packet to be considered lost, discarded and retransmitted. A value that’s too small can cause packets to be unable to reach distant servers at all. 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
DefaultTTL=”64″ (DWORD, recommended setting is 64. Other settings that are widely used are 128 and 32) 

EnablePMTUDiscovery 

When set to 1 (True), TCP attempts to discover MTU automatically over the path to a remote host. Setting this parameter to 0 causes MTU to default to 576 which reduces overall performance over high speed connections. Note that this setting is different than our Windows 9x recommendation. 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
EnablePMTUDiscovery=”1″ (DWORD – boolean, valid settings are 0–>False and 1–>True. Many connections perform better with this entry at 1, however, if you prefer to set your upstream to send fixed 1500 packets, you might want to use 0 instead). When set at 1, establishing connections and initial transfer speed might slow down a bit, however you will get better throughput if somewhere in the path large packets need to be fragmented. 

EnablePMTUBHDetect 

Setting this parameter to 1 (True) enables “black hole” routers to be detected, however it also increases the maximum number of retransmissions for a given segment. In most cases you’d want to keep BHDetect to 0 (False). 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
EnablePMTUBHDetect=”0″ (DWORD – boolean, valid settings are 0–>False and 1–>True. Recommended setting is 0) 

SackOpts 

This parameter controls whether or not SACK (Selective Acknowledgement) support is enabled, as specified in RFC 2018. SACK is especially important for connections using large TCP Window sizes. 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
SackOpts=”1″ (DWORD – boolean, recommended setting is 1. Possible settings are 0 – No Sack options or 1 – Sack Option enabled). 

TcpMaxDupAcks 

This parameter determines the number of duplicate ACKs that must be received for the same sequence number of sent data before “fast retransmit” is triggered to resend the segment that has been dropped in transit. 

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Param eters 
TcpMaxDupAcks=”2″ (DWORD – range 1-3, recommended setting is 2). 

Patches 

This Includes 

1. sguide_tweak_2k.zip 
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP and Windows 2000 (all versions). This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) and reboot for changes to take effect. 

http://www.speedguide.net/files/sguide_tweak_2k.zip

2.sguide_tweak_2k_pppoe.zip 

Description: Generic patch for Windows XP/2000 and DSL connections using PPPoE. This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. It is specifically designed for PPPoE DSL connections. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) and reboot for changes to take effect. 

http://www.speedguide.net/files/sguide_tweak_2k_pppoe.zip

3. winxp_dnscache.zip 

Description: Patch Windows 2k/XP not to cache failed DNS entries. By default, when a DNS lookup fails (due to temporary DNS problems), Windows still caches the unsuccessful DNS query, and in turn fails to connect to a host regardless of the fact that the DNS server might be able to handle your lookup seconds later. This patch fixes the problem by configuring the DNS client to continue sending queries to an unresponsive network. To install, save to your HD, unzip the .reg file, then double-click the filename. 

Web Patches – faster loading of Web Pages 

The following patch increases Web page loading speed, by doubling the number of possible concurrent open connections. For example, imagine a web page has 20 images and some text – in order for your browser to get all these files, it opens 2 or 4 concurrent connections, depending on the Web server. Increasing the number of open connections allows for faster retrieving of the data. Please note that the patch sets some values outside of the HTML specs. If you decide to install it, backup your Registry first. Changes will take effect after you reboot. Download the patch appropriate for your OS:

OS: Windows 9x/ME 

How To Improve Search Engine Ranking

When you enter a key word into your favorite search engine, it responds with a list of hundreds or even thousands of results. Yet, many of us never even get to the second, third, or fourth page of listings because it’s so much easier to investigate those first few listings. After all, if it’s the first thing on the page, it must be the best, right?

You might think that the first few hits in your keyword searches are there because they’re the most relevant to your search. This is not necessarily the case. Because of the way the internet works, it’s actually possible to engineer a website and structure the contents in a way that it will appear in the first few listings of a keyword search.

Sounds tricky, doesn’t it? This is actually great news because it means that your business website can become more visible to people on the internet. With just a little bit of hard work, you can actually improve your search engine ranking, also known as search engine optimization.

However, few people know how to improve their search engine ranking. It’s seems very complicated and while it’s not something that’s achieved over night, improving search engine ranking is easier than you might think. The most difficult part of the process is deciding how you want to improve your search engine ranking.

There are literally hundreds of methods and techniques for improving search engine rankings. The best method will vary greatly depending on who you talk to. But there are a few basic steps that will start the journey of improving your search rankings.

Step 1:

Before you start, you need to know which keywords to work with. Don’t make any changes to your website until you know exactly which keywords are associated with your business or industry. Take the time to thoroughly research which keywords are being entered by those looking for your service or product or related services or products. Search engine optimization won’t help if you optimize your site for the wrong keywords! There are tons of great tools out there that can help you discover what those keywords are.

Step 2:

Also, make sure your website is accessible to web crawlers. You might want to have lots of fancy graphics, videos, drop down menus and other bells and whistles on your site, but web crawlers can’t read this information. It might be rich in your desired keyword, but web crawlers can’t tell the difference. It’s important that the meat of your site is in HTML links so that web crawlers can scan your entire site.

Step 3:

Next, make sure the title and description of your website contain the keywords you are interested in ranking high for. These metatags are weighed heavily by most search engine ranking algorithms, so be sure to include your keywords in a natural sounding way.

Step 4:

Make sure that your website copy is search engine optimized. When writing copy for your website, use your desired keywords and keyword phrases throughout the text. Web crawlers will also pick up on this keyword density when combing through the contents of your site

 

Step 5:

Lastly, you absolutely must have links to your website on other websites. Backlinks, as they’re called, are a very important factor search engines take into consideration when deciding which sites to list higher in search results. You can get backlinks by contacting other webmasters and asking them to place a link to your site on their site. You can also post ads for your website on free classified sites. Another great way to get links to your site is by getting listed in web directories such as Best of the Web. Some directories charge a fee, but it’s generally considered a good investment because of the improved results you’ll likely see.

These simple steps are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how to improve search engine rankings. But you have to start somewhere. Once you start to see the traffic rolling into your site, you’ll be anxious to implement more search engine optimizing tools.