Thank you. The writeup on Windows tweaks was the best I have found. Great explanations and pros and cons and when and when not, and, best of all, acknowledgment and link of the source of the tip.
I plan later to search the site for information on (and if needed post a topic) on the following:
I am using this PC for video capture and editing, but on occasion I need Internet access, for example to find tweaks to improve performance. Can (how can) I configure a PC, short of having two instances of system, wherein, as/when required, it is optimized for its big task? Yesterday a video capture codec of interest resulted in the processors being 90% occupied (average) while my capture program was dropping ~1/3 of the frames to keep up with the analog video tape. Perhaps it is too big a stretch to pick up effectively around ~15% more processor resources, but I wonder. First, I am cherry picking the more promising tweaks to generally boost this PCs performance generally.
The preceding paragraph will give you insight into what I am doing. When/if I get caught up enough (or frustrated enough), it will be my pleasure to participate in the community here. But as I wrote at the onset, I joined and posted this topic to say thank, you.
*What the grandchildren call me, what I call myself, and how I am sometimes.
Always nice to hear from people who have been able to make use of the website :).
One always want the best of both world without any hazzle :). Being able to play around with the latest experimental utilities while still keeping a stable system for email and other daily activities. Unless wanting to use a Virtual PC for the experimental utilities, then I guess you are out of luck.
If looking for better CPU performance, then you will not find much help in the tweaks here. A fully updated Windows XP is very close to the optimal configuration. Instead one should consider new hardware.
There isn’t much of a community around here, and since video capturing is your primary interest, then a forum dedicated to that interest will probably give you better feedback.