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MagicAndre1981

How to speed up boot process under Windows Vista or Windows 7

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Ok MagicAndre1981,

I decided to do a clean install to remove many unwanted things and everything is working so much better now. And course Superfetch is working again :D

Many thaks for your help :thumbup

I will create another boot trace a show it to you later.

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ok, install your Windows completely and after installing all programs run the optimization.

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Done man! Check this out:

timing bootDoneViaExplorer="25209" bootDoneViaPostBoot="61909" 

25s to desktop and 62s to finish completely :w00t: That's a lot of improvement. :D

Thank you so much for your help :)

:hello:

Edited by rovama
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it is 52s, you have to subtract the 10s idle time.

But this is really an improvement to the over 200s at the beginning :)

best regards

André

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it is 52s, you have to subtract the 10s idle time.

But this is really an improvement to the over 200s at the beginning :)

best regards

André

Even better yet :P Thanks again André :thumbup

Best regards!

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So to clarify Andre, in the future if I want to defragment my hardrive I should use the default disk defragmenter under system tools?

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yes, only use the Windows included tool and uninstall all 3rd party defrag tool.

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Hello,

Has anyone tried this for Windows 2008 r2 ....?

I have this Dreamspark License and convert it to Workstation....and yes i would really like some boot improvement

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Afaik Server 2008 R2 doesn't have Superfetch/ReadyBoost so you can't speedup. Use Windows 7 instead.

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no, the Sp1 changes nothing.

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Awesome :thumbup , never knew this was possible.

I followed all the steps and i see some time improvements, but when i run the export xml command i get an error message in the console. I cannot create the .xml result file to determine the time.

Here is what i get in the CMD Shell. (Administrator Rights Enabled)

C:\Windows\system32>xperf -i bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl -o 01_summary_start.xml -a boot

xperf: warning: applying restriction of access for trace processing

xperf: error: 01_summary_start.xml: Failed to open output file [0x80070005].

C:\Windows\system32>xperf -i boot_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl -o 02_summary_end.xml -a boot

xperf: warning: applying restriction of access for trace processing

xperf: error: 02_summary_end.xml: Failed to open output file [0x80070005].

Thanks.

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you don't have the permissions to create the XML in the system32 folder. That's why it failed.

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you don't have the permissions to create the XML in the system32 folder. That's why it failed.

I disabled UAC, but still no go.

Is there any other way that i can convert the .etl to .xml ?

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install this extension:

Open Command Prompt Shell Extension

http://code.kliu.org/cmdopen/

go to a folder like C:\temp, make a righclick select "Open elevated Command Prompt", run the xbootmgr command. After the reboots, go the temp folder again, select "Open elevated Command Prompt" again und run the XML command again.

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Thank You MagicAndre1981.

Even after using the Open Elevated Command it didn't work, but i copied the bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1 files to another partition on the drive. It worked.

01_summary_start

bootDoneViaPostBoot="129079"

01_summary_end

bootDoneViaPostBoot="90403"

If i am right it reads 129secs and 90secs respectively.

Are these timings good.

It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 4GB RAM and a processor clock speed of 3.10GHz

Edited by TheWindowMan
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what are your hardware specs? 80s is still a bit too slow.

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After installing full SP1 dvd mine became worse after running this.

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what are your hardware specs? 80s is still a bit too slow.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.10 GHZ

Asus M3N78-EM motherboard.

2x2GB DDR2

500GB SATA II HDD

Nvidia GeForce 9800gt 1024mb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (with all updates)

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After installing full SP1 dvd mine became worse after running this.

can you explain this? Have you compared the timings from the XML ?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.10 GHZ

Asus M3N78-EM motherboard.

2x2GB DDR2

500GB SATA II HDD

Nvidia GeForce 9800gt 1024mb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (with all updates)

it is still too long. Make a full trace:

zip the boot_BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER_1.etl and share the zip to me.

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Running SP1 I improved this by running command which improves reboot time. goes through same things like 6 or 7 reboots

xbootmgr -trace rebootCycle -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot

xbootmgr -trace boot never improved my boot time much only reboot time (Before SP1)

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MagicAndre1981

Might want to paste this in first post. I think these are updated versions

Windows SDK 7.1 (contains WPT 4.7)

actually installs Windows Performance Analyzer 4.8.7701

A small file will let you download the Windows Performance Tool Kit and not the whole SDK

For this release, the Windows SDK is available thru a web setup (this page) that enables you to selectively download and install individual SDK components or a via an ISO image file so that you can burn your own DVD.

I ran this and it shows it improved my time. I don't understand how when I reboot with my stopwatch it shows 65 seconds to reboot and boot is about same

It was same time before 65 seconds

bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl I see 180

boot_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl I see 28

EDIT: This is SP1 full install

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Edited by maxXPsoft
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I know that there is a new version and I use it. I keeped this version here, because there is no alternative download link. The VS2010 Kit is still not updated. Some users have issues with the Web installer and they don't want to or can't download the new SDK ISO.

Both tools use the Windows Kernel functions, so I can't understand why the new version work better.

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Ok didn't know if you had seen the new. Mine showed improvement but like I said 65 seconds regardless with SP1

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