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Thread: Speed up Boot in Windows 7/Vista

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    Default Speed up Boot in Windows 7/Vista

    Windows 7 as Vista uses a single processor core to execute instructions necessary for loading. If we have a dual processor or better yet, Quad Core can do so they are used both or all four cores to accelerate further the performance of operating system.

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    Win key + R to open the Run window, type msconfig, followed by ENTER

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    go to Booting Options tab and click on Advanced Options

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    Tick number of processors and from the pulldown menu select the number of Core 2 or 4. Confirm with OK / Apply / OK and restart the system.

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    This does nothing. It's just a myth that this will speed up the boot but it has no effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    This does nothing. It's just a myth that this will speed up the boot but it has no effect.
    Absolutely right!!

    It sets a switch numproc <num_of_processors> in BCD data for specific Windows (if you are working on dual boot system). the number of processors that Windows will run at startup. It insists a multiprocessor system to use specify processor(s). That is used to troubleshoot defective CPUs.

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    LOL

    Zen67 where the hell did you find this trick?

    Sorry I couldn't resist

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    Actuallly this "trick" has been doing the rounds for quite some time now and is now considered as a Dubious Tweak ...

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    This "trick" keeps popping up all the time. Some "rumors" seem to be hard to kill. My Win7 boots up in 13 seconds now from an Intel x18M SSD. So if you want a fast boot, get an SSD.

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    I tried it on a Vista OS... of course it's not a speed tweak, but a functional tweak for other uses.

    Thank you Ramesh. I appreciate your valuable explanations.
    Last edited by Max_Payne; 1st December 2009 at 22:07.

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