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:
  • 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!

is great for this purpose:
It is a free light-weight application, it is only 55kb, and does not require any installation.
Do not be scared from the long list; Order by Type, and look for Context Menu
Choose the suspected evil application, right click, and Disable the Selected Item.

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!
Even better: Uninstall it

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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