I’ve heard that in their wisdom, the engineers who put together XP Pro decided to turn ON all the optional components for some reason and that some of these could cause security issues. I’m planning on getting a new hard drive and installing XP Pro on this. What should I do to make sure I get the optimum Windows experience?
Some questions I have right now:
Should I partition the drive and set one as the vitrual memory/page file? If so, how big should I make it?
I’ve had one guy tell me that I should turn on Windows’ own firewall and have that only connect to one port from ZoneAlarm, while another guy says that I might as well have only one of the two running. Whose right? Which one should I run if I had a choice?
Other than that, the only thing I can think of is making my drives NTFS.