User Tracking This tweak is valid for XP Pro, but with any (or no) Service Pack installed. By default, XP tracks each individual’s file access patterns – which documents they access, when and how often, and then customizes some Windows features around this data. An example of this is the “personalized” default start menu. If, like me, you use the classic start menu, or just want to speed your box up a little by reducing the system overhead, you can disable user tracking by going to Start } Run and typing “gpedit.msc”. Once here, navigate to User Configuration } Administrative Templates } Start Menu and Taskbar. Here, you should see a setting called “Turn Off User Tracking”. Double click on it, set it to “enabled” and then click okay. User tracking should now be disabled.

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