XP Baseline

I’ve been short on time this week, but I did manage to get my XP machine to a baseline of all the patches and updates installed. No software is on their yet, and it’s very fast. I made an image of the OS so I can install apps and if I come across something that slow it all down again, I can remove it and start over. I think my problem previously has been all these damn tools and apps that feel the need to install all these additional services. I think it was so overrun with junk services that it was just choking and taking forever to boot.

Now that I know how fast it can be I need to keep an eye out to make sure it does slow down to a crawl again. I’m already compiling a list of apps that aren’t getting installed this time around and checking to see which ones create new services.

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