Windows for Experst?

By fw2004
Sep 1, 2006
  1. Hi;
    Is there a way in Windows XP Pro to turn off reminders like 'you have unused icons" and 'this device can perform faster' which Windows likes to annoy users with?

    I suppose I should read the resource manual (which I own) but just don't have the time for right now.


  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    For the unused icon notification go to display properties>desktop>cutomize desktop and uncheck Run desktop cleaner wizard every 60 days. As for the device can perform faster, In Device Manager, click on the USB host controller, click the Advanced tab and then check the box on the bottom of the window that says “Don’t tell me about USB errors. You might have to do it for each controller.
  3. fw2004

    fw2004 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Isn't there one 'fix all' that would get rid of all of these messages? Something like Power Toys?

  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Not that I know of. I checked Tweak UI and nothing there for control of those messages.
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