Performance

Windows 7 Self Optimizing Boot Process

Windows 7 Self Optimizing Boot Process

You may have heard the about the fact that Windows 7 (and actually, Windows Vista too) has improved boot up times over Windows XP and dismissed it as “that there marketing speak”. Surprisingly, it’s actually true! On top of that, the boot process is also optimized over time to make things even faster. This blog post gives a high-level overview of how this works and also...

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Windows Performance Toolkit: Simple Boot Logging

Troubleshooting slow boots and logons are a common request. In this post I will show you how to perform boot logging using the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) on a Windows 7 machine and perform some basic analysis of it. Preparation First, you need to install the WPT on the machine you wish to examine. Secondly, we will be tracing the boot process all the way until the user has logged in and...

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Windows Performance Toolkit Installation

Windows Performance Toolkit Installation

The Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) is a suite of tools designed for measuring and analysing system and application performance on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. They can be used by enterprises to log and analyse clients in order to detect and optimise performance problems. I intend to use the WPT in a number of upcoming articles so this post will cover how to...

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