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How to limit Xp to use 250mb ram?

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How can i do these?
My xp is eating 400mb ram just with msn opened :S

thanks
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Start > Run > type in msconfig. When you get to the new window, check "Selective startup" and deselect "Process System.ini File", "Process Win.ini file", and "Load up Startup items".

Also, run some anti-virus and Spyware programs. You may have something in your comp.
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close some unused processes and take them out of startup. Virus scanners and firewalls are pretty bad resource hogs...
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I have gotten mine down to about 280mb and still have my avg/firewall/mouse/keyboard and a few other little programs running,
I turned off all the eye candy stuff and use a desktop that isnt a highres picture. And I use classic windows theme, all combined it works really well to get the resources required down to a bare minimum
EDIT: and check these faqs out here and here
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On startup, I'm at 130MB with the Windows "fancy" theme going and my wireless card software on(it won't turn off since it's a service).
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i remember a friend using a windows "lite" version he found on the interwebs. used something like 50mb RAM when it installed. was quite impressive actually but looked a bit like windows 95 after all the RAM hogging stuff was massacred
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