How to speed up boot process under Windows Vista or Windows 7
Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:26 AM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:02 PM
I'm guessing it's safe to uninstall, since it just optimizes existing services. But I just want to make sure. It's for a customer and I usually just like to remove all the maintenance software after I'm done with it, to prevent them from ruining their own computer.
Anyway, I really can't thank you enough for this tutorial!! You gave me an automated (= quick & low-cost) method of seriously improving boot performance. Especially on Vista machines. Awesome!
Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:21 PM
Bit of a background story:
For instance, I install ccleaner on customer's pc's. I schedule it to run once a week silently and I remove it from the start menu. This way they won't start tinkering with the settings themselves, without knowing what they're doing. Like, one day they'll check the Cookies box and then..."ZOMG, I'm not logged into teh Fazebookz anymore and can't remember my password! It's all Miletos' fault for installing that evil ccleaner software!"
Maybe I'll just remove the shortcuts for the Performance Kit from the start menu, but I'd rather just uninstall it to prevent them from ever finding it.
This post has been edited by Miletos: 14 December 2011 - 03:21 PM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:38 AM
I will try and run a boot trace soon on my machine. Although can I ask about the layout.ini file in the prefetch folder? I did the optimization a couple of times last week. After the last optimization the layout.ini file was updated 17/12/2011 but it hasn't updated itself since. I was under the impression it updates itself every 3 days but I quickly turned the laptop on this morning and it still shows date of 17/12/2011 as last modified. Do you think something is broken here? Does the laptop need a certain amount of idle time for it to update itself?
This post has been edited by Scottyboy99: 21 December 2011 - 04:38 AM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:57 AM
Thank you for this, now my pc boots just 19 seconds , which is extremely good for a HDD.
This is screenshot comparing boot times before and after,
In case the above link doesn't work, I have attached a Image file with this post.
My PC Configuration :
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.80GHz
2.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB
Western Digital HDD 250 GB (System)
Hitachi HDD 160 GB
Edit : I don't know why the After Summary has 27 seconds, Infact my PC boots in 19-20 seconds only.
Number of downloads: 4
This post has been edited by 4Dialga2: 21 December 2011 - 04:59 AM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:16 AM
I don't know why the file is not updated. Mine was updated yesterday. But I didn't modify anything in the folder while you did this.
your Windows boots in 17.3s. Substract 10s (idle detection time) from the value BootDoneViaPostBoot or add the value of postBootDisturbance to bootDoneViaExplorer to see the boot time.
This post has been edited by MagicAndre1981: 21 December 2011 - 05:17 AM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:35 PM
i have problem..
i hav prob with the tools..
i had used it b4 but it seems to fail now..
here the screenshot..
btw i checked on the ready boost service..
but i cant found them anywhere..
i tried to find it in task manager's services tabs and in services.msc but cant found one..
the superfetch registry value is 3 while the superfetch services launched properly..
im using win 7 64x btw..
Number of downloads: 2
This post has been edited by eki91: 21 January 2012 - 09:07 PM
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