Slow computer? Clean the Explorer context menu

If your computer is too slow, you use Windows XP, the right-click context-menu needs ages to load, and you do not want to throw aways your computer to get a new one every 6 months because you are against excessive consumerism (see The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard), there are some basic way to make your computer faster:
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  • Defragmentate the hard disks,
  • Disable the automatic search function for network printers and folders,
  • Clean the Windows Registry
  • Clean the Explorer context menu:
    WinZip, WinRar, Groove Sync, Anti-virus, Windows Media Player… be gone!

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ShellExView
is great for this purpose:
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It is a free light-weight application, it is only 55kb, and does not require any installation.
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Do not be scared from the long list; Order by Type, and look for Context Menu
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Choose the suspected evil application, right click, and Disable the Selected Item.
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Microsoft Groove Folder Synchronization “was designed for document collaboration “in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance.”
Never used that, poof, gone!
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Even better: Uninstall it
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That’s it! Enjoy your faster computer, running this appplication was the best 5 minutes of my day
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    jamie said,

    Nice ! More of this would be awesome and for Mac’s please!

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