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Thread: How to Speed Up Windows 7 and Windows Vista Boot Up Process by Increasing Processor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    How to Speed Up Windows 7 and Windows Vista Boot Up Process by Increasing Processor

    Always feeling that the computer system boot up or startup process is slow, and to slow and lag until can get sleepy while waiting for Windows OS to ready itself? When more and more programs are installed and loaded on initial start up, Windows loading process becomes slower and slower. Windows Vista and Windows 7, together with their server variants, Windows Server 2008, has built-in mechanism to make boot up process faster, by maximizing usage of available processors.

    There are many ways to decrease booting time and speed up start, such as using third party programs such as Startup Manager to manage programs running automatically. Windows 7 and Windows Vista users running dual-core, quad-core or other multi-core or multi-processors computer can try the following trick to make Windows boots faster.

    1. Press Win + R to open “Run” dialog window.
    2. Type MSConfig into the text box after “Open”.
    3. Go to Boot tab.
    4. For dual-boot or multi-boot system, make sure that the operating system to make the change is selected.
    5. Click on Advanced options button.
    6. Tick the check box for Number of processors, and then select the maximum number count of CPU core processors value from the drop down list.
    7. Click OK twice to exit System Configuration.
    8. Restart computer.

    Once enabled, Windows operating system will use all available (or selected number of) processor cores to run the boot up algorithms, and this potentially make the startup speedier and faster, with less waiting time on black screen and logon screen. User with single core computer unlikely to find the trick useful though.

    Source: mydigitallife

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Re: How to Speed Up Windows 7 and Windows Vista Boot Up Process by Increasing Processor

    If your system has a Dual Core or a Quad Core CPU and you are using Windows Vista, you can speed up the boot process of Windows. I'm going to tell you a very simple tweak that allows your PC to boot faster then before.

    But first you should figure out what’s the current boot up time of your system. For that purpose I've created a simple script in VB.

    Here's the script:

    Option Explicit
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim Wsh, Time1, Time2, Result, PathFile, MsgResult, MsgA, AppName, KeyA, KeyB, TimeDiff
    MsgA = "Warning! Close all running programs and click on OK."
    KeyA = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RestartTime\"
    KeyB = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run\RestartTime"
    AppName = "Boot Up Time"
    Set Wsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    PathFile = """" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """"
    Result = wsh.RegRead(KeyA & "Times")
    if Result = "" then
    MsgResult = Msgbox (MsgA, vbOKCancel, AppName)
    If MsgResult = vbcancel then WScript.Quit
    Wsh.RegWrite KeyA & "Times", left(Time,8), "REG_SZ"
    Wsh.RegWrite KeyB, PathFile, "REG_SZ"
    Wsh.Run "cmd /c Shutdown -r -t 00", false, 0
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyA & "Times"
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyA
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyB
    TimeDiff = DateDiff("s",Result,left(Time,8))
    MsgBox "Your system reboots in " & TimeDiff & " seconds", VbInformation, AppName
    end if

    Copy and Paste this code into a text editor for ex. Notepad and save the file with any name say Vista Reboot in our example but the extension should be .VBS which is the extension of a VB file.

    Now to know the time taken by your system to boot up before applying the tweak, click on that Vista Reboot.vbs file and hit Enter.

    A dialog box will appear giving you warning that the file you are about to run is an executable and it may contain viruses or blah! blah! blah! ( forget the warning, it’s safe). Now clicking on Ok will reboot your system and that is what we want to do. So click on OK.

    After the reboot you'll see a dialog box which will be displaying the time taken by your system during reboot. Note this time.

    It's time to apply the tweak. Click on Run which you will get in Start menu and type “msconfig” in the field. Click OK

    This will take you to the System Configuration dialog box. Click on Boot tab given in the upper side of the dialog box and click Advanced Options button. Here click the check box for Number of Processors. This will activate the drop down menu given just below it.

    If you have a Dual Core CPU select 2 or if you have a Quad Core CPU select 4. Press OK and Apply changes. Windows will now ask for your confirmation for the changes that you've made in the boot settings. Click Yes and press Restart button in the following dialog box.

    After coming back to windows you'll have to restart your system again by clicking on that Vista Reboot.vbs file (like you did b4) becoz it will give us the time taken by the system to boot up.

    When you get back to windows you'll see the same dialog box displaying the time in seconds.

    Compare it with the previous one n see if there is some improvement.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Re: How to Speed Up Windows 7 and Windows Vista Boot Up Process by Increasing Processor

    I tried that lil' script of yours. And it didn't work for me ?
    Its not set to auto-logon ? Could that be my problem ?

    Vista Home Basic SP2 32-bit



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