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Thread: Please Add to "How to Make Windows Boot Faster" - MS Bootvis

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    Please Add to "How to Make Windows Boot Faster" - MS Bootvis

    Hello Everyone,

    New to the forums and have been reading a lot of information.

    I noticed in the FAQ's the thread How to Make Windows Boot Faster, and i noticed that there was no mention of this handy utility - Bootvis.

    You can download it from

    I first used this tool a few years ago on my AMD machine, and it drastically reduced my bootup time, so it should be handy to use for our carpc's

    I found a good writeup of the software here if you want more information -

    however if you just want to get down and dirty and do it.

    Then here is the quick steps.

    (you may want to take note of how long bootvis says your pc takes to start for a comparison.)
    Download and install bootvis on your PC/carputer.

    open up bootvis and select File | New | Next Boot + Drivers Trace
    click ok on the box that comes up, it will count down from 10 and restart
    Let your system restart and bootvis will open automatically with the results
    If you want to understand the results view the above website with the writeup, otherwise click
    Trace | Optimize System

    It will reboot and do its thing and let you know when its done.

    If you want to compare how much quicker it is, close and reopen bootvis and select File | New | Next Boot + Drivers Trace
    and take note of the time it says that it took to boot.

    Hope this helps someone out


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    Thanks for the submission. I've added it to the FAQ.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Thanks m8 I was searching for solution to this.

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    Wow...I remember bootviz...from 15 years ago!
    I do hibernation on my carputer, so I think this is probably useless for that.

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    Took 15 secs off my work laptop

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    bootvis is a great program. I've used it on many computers to speed things up. There are a few other things you can do as well.
    These tips are specific to XP. They may work on other versions of Windows but I've never tried.

    **some of these tips require you to modify the registry. Usual disclaimer. Use at your own risk.

    pushes all commonly used programs and boot files to the edge of the hard drive for faster access.

    defrag c: -b
    A great new feature in Microsoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. By default this option in enables but on some builds it is not so below is how to turn it on.

    1. Start Regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction
    3. Select Enable from the list on the right.
    4. Right on it and select Modify.
    5. Change the value to Y to enable and N to disable.
    6. Reboot your computer.
    disable Last Access timestamp (doesn't help boot but does help system performance)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Filesystem

    In the right pane, look for the value named NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate. If the value exists, it's probably set to 0.
    This only helps system performance. Not boot time

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management

    1.DisablePagingExecutive -double click it and in the decimal put a 1 - this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yeilds faster performance.

    2.LargeSystemCache- double click it and change the decimal to 1 -this allows XP Kernel to Run in memory improves system performance alot
    ************************************************** ***

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    Hi, sorry to dig up this thread again, but is there any program like this that might work in Windows 7 x64? Thanks!

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    There is not cjdog. Windows 7 has a service built in that's designed to monitor the OS and make adjustments to help it be optimized at all times. It works fairly well. But there are things you can do to make Win7 go faster.

    Click Start, right click Computer and click properties. Click “Advanced System Settings” , in the Advanced tab, under “Performance” click the settings button. Click “Adjust for best performance” and click OK.

    This disabled a lot of the little things within windows that makes it pretty but also slows it down. You can also add a USB flash drive and turn on ReadyBoost.

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    Ah okay, thanks!!

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