Windows System performance

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Windows Server 2003
Windows Server Performance
Windows XP
I have more systems these are very slow what should i do to increase the performace of desktop and server 2003

2 which files i have to delete from C:drive those are not in use

3 which tools we have to use to check and increae the performance of system. If RAM and CPU are ok

4 Which files i have to delete from C: drive to increase the space.



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windows server 2003 and xp

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maybe you can start by telling us what type of hardware you have and what do you run the server for..

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  • Pawan12345
    we are using Pentium 4 systems.
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  • jinteik
    sorry i will be more specific... 1. What does your system do (AD, DHCP and etc)? 2. What type of hardware you have like server, what type of cpu or how many and how much ram?
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  • Pawan12345
    Simple desktop system. I want to know only what primary tools i have to used to increase the space and spped.
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  • jinteik
    actually for performance you can tweak the windows to run a little faster... not only that, you can even shutdown some of the services that you are not using. actually for removing of files, usually or can i say i dont remove any files from C:windows..leave that as default....the rest of the files that you might not want can be your pictures which can be in the extension of jpeg or bmp or gif or etc.... i cant really tell you more as it is easier to see the system rather than giving you ideas on without me seeing it. i am not really sure if there are any other ways you can improve your speed
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  • carlosdl
    Why do you want to free disk space ? are you having problems related to disk space ? It would be really hard for us to know what files you could delete without knowing what is on your disk. You could start by removing temporary internet files and emptying your recycle bin. Also, to make a recommendation on how to increase performance, we would need to have many more information about your systems and the programs that are running on them.
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  • RickC
    First of all I would check your page file befor you get your hands dirty. Even look at moving it to another drive if you have one. Check this if you are not sure: http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6135422.html When you say performace, is the server's mem usage high? as the best thing would be to increase that if so?
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  • Pjb0222
    How you are using a system impacts what tweaks will benefit you usage. Basics for speeding up systems are: - Make sure you have sufficient RAM for your use. On a 32-bit OS 2 GB is a sweet spot. Only memory intensive and well written applications will have much improvement with more than 2 GB RAM. Note the 32-bit OS address space limitation on addressable memory. (max of ~2.8 to 3.6 GB usable system dependent) - Defragment the hard drive. Use a commercial defragmentation utility that can defragment page files and MFT then making them contiguous. Consolidating free space may or may not make any difference (based on usage). - Remove all the "pre-load" at startup items that applications create. Check Run keys and startup folder. A new item is all the auto-update check apps (they should be scheduled, not TSRs). (Slows startup and takes up memory.) - Stop un-necessary services. (frees memory, resources and CPU cycles) - Keep temporary files cleaned up weekly. You'll need to create cleanup scripts. - There are a number of other Windows tweaks available depending on your usage/system. Do not move the swap file from OS partition on single disk systems (it causes more thrashing slowing the system). Using a fixed swap file size will prevent swap file fragmentation. Understand what you lose if you move the swap file from the OS partition to a separate disk. Generally, leaving the Windows swap file on the OS partition and Windows managed is the best choice for average users. For servers, place your OS and data each on separate drive(s) / array(s).
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  • Vibrunner
    here is a new solutions for such kind of c drive low disk space problem, just for reference to those who may need it. If it is just to delete some files on c drive, this is not a way to solve it permanently, instead, to extend the c drive space would be more effective: use free partition magic software to add more space to PC's c drive Use diskpart.exe utility for server disk partition, check here for guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590
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