Freeing up physical memory on Windows XP Home

By bettyboop911
Jul 2, 2006
  1. What's the best way to free up physical memory on Windows XP? Thanks!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    One of the easiest and most effective ways is to click start/run and type msconfig into the run box and hit the enter key.

    Click on the startup tab and disable anything your don`t need. After you`re done, click apply ok and reboot your system.

    After your computer has rebooted, you will see a window that says you have used msconfig to make changes etc. Click the little box that says not to run msconfig the next time you restart your system and click ok.

    You should also check your system for spyware/viruses etc.

    If you are using either Symantec/Norton, or McAfee, getting rid of these will most certainly help your system, as they are real resource hogs.

    The free AVG antivirus programme and the free Zonealarm firewall are much better and a lot less of a drain on your systems resources.

    You can get them from HERE and HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The best way? buy more memory!!, programs that "free" up memory can be more trouble than they are worth. if you need more memory then buy some.
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