If you have 256 MB or more of RAM, a simple Registry change keeping the kernel from being swapped to the hard drive can give you some performance improvements. Here's how you do it:
- Click Start
- Click Run...
- Enter Regedit and click OK (opens the Registry Editor)
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management \ DisablePagingExecutive
- Change the value to 1 (to reverse or disable this setting, change the value to 0)
- Close the Registry Editor
- Reboot your computer