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How To Speed Up Windows XP Start Menu | Start Menu Registry

Do you realized that your Windows XP start menu appear slower and sometimes you have to wait for a while to see it appear. Actually, you can speed up Windows XP Start menu if you know how to. The easiest way is to edit start menu registry file. For your info, the default speed of the Start Menu is 400 which is quite slow, but you can fix that by editing a Registry Key.?Just follow the below steps and you will improve the speed of start menu.

1) Start –> Run –>type regedit


2) Then Registry Editor will open up, find for the below registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop \ MenuShowDelay


By default, the MenuShowDelay value is 400. Change this to a smaller value, such as 0.


Apart from this, you can?try the following method to speed up the start menu :

1)?Right-click?your desktop and click?Display Properties?–> Appearance?–> Effects

2) Turn off the option titled Show?shadow under menus?to?get better performance.



I hope this little Windows XP tip will help to optimize your computer Start Menu performance.

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