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    Windows Secrets readers share their findings




    LETTERS

    Windows Secrets readers share their findings


    By Kathleen Atkins

    Many Windows Secrets readers are seasoned systems builders, sophisticated tool users, metaphor makers, and generous souls.

    We often receive thoughtful letters from these readers. Here's some of the more interesting mail that's recently arrived in our inbox.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/letters/windows- secrets-readers-share-their-findings/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    Friend had a problem with slow transfers to and from his usb2 external hard drive on his xp system. Did a bit of checking. Checked usb drivers through "control panel-system-devices". found "usb2 enhanced". that was good. Next step was to open "My computer and right click on the drive". Open up "Properties" tab. Then open "Hardware" tab. Select the drive in the drop down box. Then open "Policies" tab. Tick the box " Optimise for performance". Then "OK" way back out. Viola. Running as it should.

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