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There are many tips and stuff you can use with a Windows 95 system to make it run a little more efficiently. Most can be done without buying a third-party program, but all require a little bit of care. This page isn't meant to be an 'end-all, be-all" page, but something for my own use that links to those who know much more about this stuff than I.
The vcache is a setting in a fild system.ini. By loading this file and doing a seau can find the lines:
Make the minimum and maximum the
same, where X is a number about 1/4 t of the RAM you have.
Disable WINS in TCP/IP properties, which are located inl Panel, Network.
The swap file is a file on the hard disk that is used for virtual memory paging. When a
multitasking system such as
Windows has too much information for it all to be held in memory at once, some of it is stored in the swap file until it
The default swap file settings for the Windows 95 operating system are generally poor;
by default the swap file is
always placed on the C: drive, and it is set to start out small in size and then be dynamically resized. You can
increase performance by customizing the swap file, using the Windows settings controls. Before you do this, you will
need to determine what settings to use. The best way to do this is to read these three optimization sections, which
discuss swap file location, size and resizing respectively.
Once you know what you want to do, set up the swap file by following these steps:
Warning: Do not make the swap file too small or you risk running out of memory and experiencing system crashes and other problems. Do not disable virtual memory or you may experience system problems.
From a very helpful link...
Your system will access the hard drive faster if it is set up as a server. This is true
even if you have a
stand-alone computer. To make the change, you must first go to my computer, control panel, system, Performance,
File System and re-set your computer as a network server. Also, set read-ahead optimization to Full.
Exit and re-enter windows. Now, UNLESS you are using the latest version of win95
(4.00.95b) open the registry
(Start, Run, Regedit) and go to:
Here's where you can make your internet connection fly! According to Windows Annoyances,
Note: This will only work if you are using PPP (and not SLIP) w Dial-Up Networking.
Using this method with SLIP will set the MTU to 58, regardless MaxMTU setting.
- nottted by John Foderaro
Note: If you are experiencing problems such as your browser stop
in the middle of a
page, an MTU value of 576 migthe problem.
The registry can keep a whole bunch of entries and stuff around, particularly if you've done tons of installing and removing programs. Here's what you can do to make it smaller, and hence, your whole system function better. There are detailed directions that can help you shrink your registry, but the basics, once you clean your registry, are:
When you're done with all that, you'll probably want to use a program called FixReg that cleans up
some of the CRs that don't get perfectly taken care of by this procedure.
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