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    Faster booting!

    Hi All,

    If you want your system to boot faster here's a good fix:
    Booting Faster

    Read the article through completely.

    My Results from today's run:
    BootTime.PNG
    Note: Had to use excel clip since table feature didn't work!

    YMMV!

    Some Notes:

    Depending on your PATH statement you could have some problems with finding the files for the xperf command. If you run the command from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit then prefix the .etl files with C:\Windows\System32 and the .xml files with C:\Users\userid\Documents or some such (now you'll know where to find these files for the final step.

    Good Luck!
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2012-04-04 at 18:03.
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    Hi RG, I use this to test my pc start time. No install required to use it. Restart-Time.zip
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    RG, do you think saving about a minute on your boot time is really that significant to go through all that ?

    I usually just turn on my PC and then go walk the dog or get a cup of coffee and by the time I get back the pc is waiting for me and the dog is happier and I made tea because I was out of coffee..
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    Bany,

    I guess it depends on how often you reboot! I test a lot of software and play in the Registry quite a bit and I always reboot after an install/uninstall, etc., matter of habbit. Unfortunatley, I no longer have a dog to walk and I don't drink coffee...Diet Coke is my vice! YMMV
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    Well RG, I guess in your case the minutes would add up...

    I don't drink soda...
    Some wine every now and then...

    One thing I learned a long time ago is to NEVER work on my computer when drinking wine!
    And never do email !
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    Quote Originally Posted by banyarola View Post
    one thing i learned a long time ago is to never work on my computer when drinking wine!
    amen!

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    I just checked mine and it takes a 144 seconds to boot.
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