• Always perform hardware driver updates before operating system updates
  • Set System Restore to 5%
  • Adjust video for best performance
  • Default to no background
  • Set Auto Update to Notify Me
  • Don't add:
    • MSRJ
    • Search 4.0
  • Select Display the full path in address and title bar
  • Turn Auto Search for Network Folder & Printer = OFF
  • Set Allow Indexing = OFF
  • Turn OFF Monitor and Hard Drive after 2 hours.
    • System Standby 5% battery (or 10% of a weak battery)
  • Swap File
    • > 2GB memory 2020MB
    • <=2GB 1800MB or 2020MB
  • Check $WINNT$.INF (System Folder) for Product Key and GUIRunOnce
  • Microsoft Product Activation 888-571-2048
    • To start Product Activation type oobe/msoobe /a into Run: