Simply using minlogon decreased my boot time from 45 sec to 30 sec. This is from cold boot to the time the hour glass dissapears and the hard drive stops churning.
An easy way to get around the Windows File Protection is to boot into safe mode. The only drawback is that it doesnt allow you to delete files.
I found a copy of minlogon.exe using this site: http://www.GreenMonkies.com/