Give XP the performance tools of Vista

Satheesh C B | Friday, January 11, 2008 | 0 comments

Simulate the Performance Information and Tools feature of Vista by creating shortcuts in XP or 2000

Vista feature How to duplicate it in XP and 2000
Manage startup programs Download, install, and add a shortcut to a free tool like Windows Defender, Autoruns, or Startup Control Panel
Adjust visual effects

XP only: create a shortcut with this command line:control.exe sysdm.cpl,@0,3 Launch the shortcut and click Settings under Performance. (Does not work in Windows 2000.)

Adjust indexing options Download, install, and add a shortcut to a free tool like Gooogle Desktop Search or Copernic Desktop Search
Adjust power settings Right-drag the Power Options control panel icon to your new folder and choose Create Shortcut Here.
Disk Cleanup Right-drag the Disk Cleanup icon to your folder from the following menu: Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools. Choose Copy Here.
Event log

Create a shortcut with this command line:
eventvwr.msc

Reliability and Performance Monitor

Create a shortcut with this command line:
perfmon.msc

Task Manager

Create a shortcut with this command line:
taskmgr.exe

System Information Right-drag the System Information icon to your folder from the Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools menu. Choose Copy Here.
Disk Defragmenter Right-drag the Disk Defragmenter icon to your folder from the following menu: Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools. Choose Copy Here.
System Health Report Download, install, and add a shortcut to a free tool like Fresh Diagnose.

Turning off unneeded services to save on memory — create a shortcut to services.msc. The Web site Black Viper has extensive info to guide advanced users in this process.

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