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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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