Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Automatic Network Search

Disable Automatic Network Search In Windows Explorer        

                            Did you ever notice that when you open My Computer or Windows Explorer, there is a pause before the window loads? That may be caused by a default setting that tells Explorer to search for network files and printers every time it loads. If your home computers are not networked to each other, then there is no need for this feature.

How to Disable Automatic Network Search In Windows Explorer?

There are few simple steps to disable this. Here we go,

•Open "My Computer"

•Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen

•Click "Folder Options..."

•Under the "View" tab, un-check the box that says "Automatically search for network folders and printers"

•Click OK

•You may need to reboot your computer for the change to take effect

After your computer is rebooted completely you could observe tremendous improvement in the system Performance. This Tweak may look simple but it has got lot of impact when it comes to Speed.


Will this discover newly connected network devices ?

Yes, It does search it on your current active network connected to your computer.

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