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Make Windows Vista/XP Run Fast by Disabling Performance Counters

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Performance counters are the tools used by Windows to monitor and track the errors and bottlenecks in the speed and performance of Windows operating systems. But Windows performance counters are too complicated and technical in nature and are very difficult to be handled by a common Windows user.The Windows Performance counters can, generally be used by an IT administrator or a developer to tweak the performance related to CPU, Memory, Disk, Network, Processes Exchange and many other things related to the system performance. They keep on gathering their data from Windows in the background but in the process gobble up precious system resources.

You can safely consider to disable the Windows Performance Counters from Windows Vista/XP without loosing anything. This trick will surely help to speedup your Windows Vista/XP system and make it run faster.The steps for this trick is given below:

  • Download Extensible Performance Counter (615kb).
  • Install the program.
  • Run it from C:\Program Files\Resource Kit\exctrlst.exe.
  • Uncheck the check box Performance Counters Enabled for each item in the list.
  • Save your settings.


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