Increase your graphics performance (speed) in XP!


How can I increase the speed with which graphic images are displayed as well as performance of graphics in general in Windows XP.


This question was answered on April 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Increasing Graphics Performance

By default, WindowsXP turns on a lot of shadows, fades, slides etc to menu items.

Most of these options simply slow down the display.

To turn these off selectively:

1 Right click on the My Computer icon

2 Select Properties

3 Click on the Advanced tab

4 Under Performance, click on the Settings button

5 To turn them all off, select 'Adjust for best performance'


    Select 'Custom' to pick & choose which items you want on.

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on April 3, 2003