Speed up the Start Menu in Win XP

Make a backup copy because this follwing will change your registry

  1. Click Start>> Run. Type in: regedit [Enter] or click OK.
  2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop

  3. Single left click the “Desktop” entry to empty its contents in to the right pane.
  4. Scroll the right pane to locate an entry titled: MenuShowDelay
  5. Double click MenuShowDelay.
  6. Change the “value data” number. The default delay value for the start menu is 400. Select a lesser number to speed this process. I’ve got mine set to 0.
  7. Click OK and exit the Registry Editor

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