SparkleXP 0.6 for Windows

by Sparklesoft

Avg. Rating 4.0 (73 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.5 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,609
Publisher Sparklesoft
Homepage SparkleXP

Publisher's Description

SparkleXP is an application designed to tweak Windows XP and improve its performance. It helps freeing up computer resources resulting in a faster and responsive computer. This tool creates a second Hardware Profile and a correlative new User to get a lightweight desktop. You can choose to boot into your regular or SparkleXP configuration at startup.

Latest Reviews

Zygi

Zygi reviewed v0.28 on Oct 24, 2007

Maybe gaming for example ? Or lets say audio mastering, recording with low latency (with need for lot of cpu all the time) ?

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.27 on Oct 9, 2007

Discovered a language issue in the options page...

Fixed in release v0.28
http://switch.dl.sourcef...klexp/SparkleXP_028.exe

Treize

Treize reviewed v0.27 on Oct 8, 2007

It does create a fast, optimized profile...I don't really know what use that could be. I installed it after I did not see a use for it.

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.26 on Oct 6, 2007

@wognum
Check out the official website for more
details and features www.sparklexp.com

or read this nice guide:
Windows XP Services Profile Guide
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/xpprofiles.htm

wognum

wognum reviewed v0.26 on Oct 5, 2007

how exactly does it work?

serrebi101

serrebi101 reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 30, 2007

It worked, and it is kind of cool in how it does what it does, but the speed improvements whern't that incredible. Uninstalled because I screwed with xp enough that an app like this doesn't add anything I didn't already do.

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 29, 2007

This might be ok for a kiosk machine that you want semi-crippled, but I sure didn't find it any faster on my XP Pro box with 2 gigs of ram.

Way too many things disabled and not able to change them through normal channels, not sure why, unless group policies were enacted somewhere. I didn't take the time to find out.

And the kicker was when you uninstall it, you better hope you did a system restore point BEFORE you installed it, you won't get your previous settings back unless you do.

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 29, 2007

SparkleXP v0.25 released - 2 oct
> Changelog:
# Fixed shared startmenu
# Fixed profile handling
# Fixed installation

http://easynews.dl.sourc...klexp/SparkleXP_025.exe

Thanks for all the feedback!
Don’t forget that even though its pretty stable, this is BETA code, and could be not ready for production use.

@Orbitration:
>>but I sure didn't find it any faster on my XP Pro >>box with 2 gigs of ram.
You're so lucky, 2 gigs of ram.
What about a notebook with 512mb?
Anyway I can't reproduce your issue.. try to explain it better or report a bug here:
https://sourceforge.net/...=204011&atid=987895

Sampei

Sampei reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 29, 2007

I'm very satisfied with this new version.
I have had no problems at all with this program.
good luck! :)

auutumnsun

auutumnsun reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 28, 2007

I have XP Pro and the two times I installed it and rebooted, I was stuck at the Applying Computer Settings screen.

The other thing I noticed is that after uninstalling the program, the folder %USERPROFILE% is now on my desktop. Anyone know why and how to remove it?

Avg. Rating 4.0 (73 votes)
Your Rating
Zygi

Zygi reviewed v0.28 on Oct 24, 2007

Maybe gaming for example ? Or lets say audio mastering, recording with low latency (with need for lot of cpu all the time) ?

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.27 on Oct 9, 2007

Discovered a language issue in the options page...

Fixed in release v0.28
http://switch.dl.sourcef...klexp/SparkleXP_028.exe

Treize

Treize reviewed v0.27 on Oct 8, 2007

It does create a fast, optimized profile...I don't really know what use that could be. I installed it after I did not see a use for it.

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.26 on Oct 6, 2007

@wognum
Check out the official website for more
details and features www.sparklexp.com

or read this nice guide:
Windows XP Services Profile Guide
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/xpprofiles.htm

wognum

wognum reviewed v0.26 on Oct 5, 2007

how exactly does it work?

serrebi101

serrebi101 reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 30, 2007

It worked, and it is kind of cool in how it does what it does, but the speed improvements whern't that incredible. Uninstalled because I screwed with xp enough that an app like this doesn't add anything I didn't already do.

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 29, 2007

This might be ok for a kiosk machine that you want semi-crippled, but I sure didn't find it any faster on my XP Pro box with 2 gigs of ram.

Way too many things disabled and not able to change them through normal channels, not sure why, unless group policies were enacted somewhere. I didn't take the time to find out.

And the kicker was when you uninstall it, you better hope you did a system restore point BEFORE you installed it, you won't get your previous settings back unless you do.

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 29, 2007

SparkleXP v0.25 released - 2 oct
> Changelog:
# Fixed shared startmenu
# Fixed profile handling
# Fixed installation

http://easynews.dl.sourc...klexp/SparkleXP_025.exe

Thanks for all the feedback!
Don’t forget that even though its pretty stable, this is BETA code, and could be not ready for production use.

@Orbitration:
>>but I sure didn't find it any faster on my XP Pro >>box with 2 gigs of ram.
You're so lucky, 2 gigs of ram.
What about a notebook with 512mb?
Anyway I can't reproduce your issue.. try to explain it better or report a bug here:
https://sourceforge.net/...=204011&atid=987895

Sampei

Sampei reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 29, 2007

I'm very satisfied with this new version.
I have had no problems at all with this program.
good luck! :)

auutumnsun

auutumnsun reviewed v0.24 Beta on Sep 28, 2007

I have XP Pro and the two times I installed it and rebooted, I was stuck at the Applying Computer Settings screen.

The other thing I noticed is that after uninstalling the program, the folder %USERPROFILE% is now on my desktop. Anyone know why and how to remove it?

sparklexp

sparklexp reviewed v0.23 on Sep 28, 2007

New version v0.24 released
http://easynews.dl.sourc...klexp/SparkleXP_024.exe

Changelog:
Fixed bug in Uninstall

8bitmorethan

8bitmorethan reviewed v0.23 on Sep 28, 2007

basically, if this program does NOT let you boot back to your normal work profile (this happened to me) you need to start your computer in 'fail safe' mode with F8 on bootup in order to be allowed to remove it..

winamp

winamp reviewed v0.23 on Sep 28, 2007

amazing! increased my computer speed by 68%!! Great program!

MCelotto

MCelotto reviewed v0.22 on Sep 26, 2007

from their website:
"This tool creates a second Hardware Profile and a correlative new User to get a lightweight desktop. "

I've used this on my laptop and it's actually a pretty good lil program.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v0.22 on Sep 26, 2007

Not much info on its site what exactly this app does.It frees up system resources - great. How?

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