How to Kill Windows XP (or Worse) by Following Bad Advice off Digg

Posted: July 20, 2006 in Digg Stuff News, Software

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An unhappy competitor to Barnum and Bailey’s circus (David Hannum) said, “There is a sucker born every second”.

An in the case of Digg they just keep coming. I am not sure why but over the last few week a series of (perhaps) well meaning but wrong (and potentially dangerous) Windows XP tweaks have appeared on Digg and even on Diggnation the VodCast that offers some of the top stories on Digg in a video format.

Sites such as these below have offered about 90% accurate information.

But don’t take my word for it take other digg member who have mentioned that some of these tweaks leave systems vulnerable, or worse.

I would expect it of some but not so many getting caught out.

http://digg.com/software/Tweak_XP_for_gaming

http://digg.com/software/Guide_to_Those_Useless_Windows_XP_Services#c2381995

http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp/article.jsp?article_id=70112&cat_id=584

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=12

Note:  I am a BIG fan of any and all Windows tweaks (and of course DIGG), but some of these posts are just plain reckless and wrong.

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Comments
  1. richard zule says:

    A good example of this is a suggestion to turn off your “system registry” to save resource DOH.