Sunday, April 11, 2010

Speed Up Your Boot Time on Windows 7/Vista

Note : This only will show result if you are on dual/quad core processor. A single core processor will not show any differences.

Although one way to make your computer boot faster is to make sure you don’t have too many programs in your startup list (as each and every one of these programs will slow down the boot process), and buying a newer, better machine is a thing we all postpone as much as we can, you can try making a few changes in the MSConfig dialog. Here are the steps you need to take:

1. Type “msconfig” (without quotes) in Vista or Windows 7 start menu search box and hit enter.
2. Click Continue if you get a UAC prompt.By default, you won’t get a UAC prompt in Win7.
3. Navigate to “Boot” tab and click on “Advanced options” button.

4. Check the box named “Number of processors” and also select the number of processors from the drop down box.

5. Click “Ok” and restart to see the time difference.
6. You are done.

Note: Microsoft also mentioned the importance of this tweak in their KB959233 article recently. So, go ahead and tweak it right now!


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