JSI Tip 10021. How can I set the Windows XP Visual Effects to Adjust for best performance using the registry?

You can adjust the Visual Effects manually using:

1. Start / Run / Sysdm.cpl / OK.

2. On the Advanced tab, press the Settings button under Performance.

3. Select the Visual Effects tab.

4. Check the Adjust for best performance box.

5. Press Apply and OK.

Using the PolicyMakerâ„¢ Registry Extension freeware, you can:

01. Navigate to User Configuration / User Settings / Registry and press the + (Add a new item) icon.

02. Set the Action drop-down menu to Update.

03. Set the Hive drop-down menu to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

04. Type Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects into the Key Path.

05. Type VisualFXSetting into the Value name box.

06. Set the Value type drop down to REG_DWORD.

07. Set the Value data to 2 and the Base to Decimal.

16. Type gpupdate and press Enter.

NOTE: As an alternative, you can add the following commands to the logon script:

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects" /V VisualFXSetting /T REG_DWORD /F /D 2



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