The myth of decreasing Windows XP boot times by using the “prefetch” feature in Windows XP is gaining traction again after being mentioned in popular tech blogs

Let us show their tip first and then we will go ahead and debunk this Windows XP myth.

We will show you how to make Windows XP boot faster by changing the prefetch values in your Windows Registry.

Note: The slower your system is larger the application, the more Windows PreFetch helps.So if you have a 64MB RAM on your machine, your system will experience reduced Prefetch benefits due to insufficient RAM. You need to have atleast 128MB for optimal Prefetching performance.

Step # 1: Press Start –> Run and type in regedit or press + R and then type in regedit


Launching Registry Editor through command prompt


Step # 2: Once the registry editor launches, navigate all the way using this path