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xp pro profile size

By freested ·
I have 5 year old xp's. Their admin profile including default user average around 1.5 mb unless someone puts something big on the desktop. I have 3 new xps with sp1 aready on them. The admin and default user profiles are all 32 mb on all 3 machines. If many users log in, I feel that the 32 mb is a bit hefty. What have I done to get such a large profile and is there any way to downsize it. I feel that this big profile is slowing down the unit. Because the default is also huge I can't figure out how to make it smaller. I read that there is a registry hive that will restore a default user but I don't know how to do that.

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by MAJESTIC-12 In reply to xp pro profile size

As far as i know, the reason for the large profile size is because of SP1. For some odd reason SP1 increased all of my user profiles to excessivly big sizes. Dont ask me why, ask microsoft... >

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by freested In reply to xp pro profile size

Thank you for the extra info that SP1 added user profiles to you. I actually figured it out: just had to put the question out to make the mind work. I found in the default user which is hidden about 10 xp music downloads equally about 3mb each. Inever thought that xp would do something like that. Another response said the profile would not slow the unit. I've off now to speed up the unit.

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by Ann777 In reply to xp pro profile size

The size of the profile does not slow down the unit... the lack of maintenance does.

Make sure you do all standard maintenance and then use the XP Speed Tweaks below:

http://datacreek.net/webgear/tips/xptweaks.html

#15 at the above site is recommended monthly.

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by freested In reply to xp pro profile size

Thank you. I now agree but did find music from xp in my default user profile.

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