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 Post subject: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:26 am 
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If you computer has a multiple core CPU , then you may try this small tip. With this, what you do is that you change the number of Processors that will be used during the boot up time. Multiple Core CPU’s (Core Duo or Quad Core) may not actually increase the speed. It will only increase the number of processor cores which would be involved in the process.
This is known to decrease the boot time.


Procedure to follow

Click on Start -> Run -> type msconfig click ok

Now you Goto “Boot” tab and click on “Advanced options…” button.

Now click on check box next to “Number of processors:” and select the correct no. of processors from drop-down list.

Now click on “OK” twice and then “Apply” it.

Now you need to restart your Windows 7 pc and see the performance.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Many thanks for this tip--I'll give it a try!

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
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gdonner wrote:
Many thanks for this tip--I'll give it a try!

I'll wait for you then. Lemme know how it works out.

Godspeed.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
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I think it does speed things up a bit--just enough to be noticeable (at least on Vista 64-bit here). Steam still takes its sweet time loading though...don't know why. :|

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:25 am 
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Yep, reduced my boot time slightly and most apps seem to load quicker also. Can't say how it plays out for anything that needs internet access atm as I'm still waiting for mine to be deliverd, will let you know when it gets here.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
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thank´s for feedback @all ;)

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
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I didn't notice diddly squat.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:21 pm 
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hairbautt wrote:
I didn't notice diddly squat.


Wow, that's a first. I've been doing this small tweak since XP first came out (yes, you can do it on XP, Vista, or 7), and I have always seen improvement on every single machine I've done it on.

You realize that this strictly reduces boot time, right? It doesn't have any effect on programs once they are running. It just reduces the time it takes to get from the "Please Wait" screen to full boot.

I will say that the improvement has become more apparent with quad core processors, and even *more* apparent with the i7's 8 (virtual) cores. Since you are using a dual core processor, the decrease in boot time won't be as drastic as someone with a quad core.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
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I went to do your treak, but it was alreay set up to only work with one.
I guess that's the way ships them?

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:21 pm 
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hi, notice on the advanced tab as well about maximum memory would this make a differance as well?

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reduce WIN7 Boot Time with Advanced Boot Options
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I've had no luck in using the memory. It usually screws up my system saying i was only using 3gb or 2gb at times when i had a win 7 64bit. I'd recommend to leave that box alone.

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