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    How to Speed Up Vista Boot Up Time
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    14 Jun 2007
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    How to Speed Up Vista Boot Up Time

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    This will show you how to speed up just the boot up time to your desktop in Vista. Select the options that you feel comfortable doing and that apply to you.
    Note   Note
    You can also view the startup logs in Event Viewer (C:\Windows\system32\eventvwr.msc) under Applications and Services Logs, Microsoft, Windows, Diagnostics-Performance, and Operational. The logs will be in the middle to show you what ran at startup, how long it took, and more.
    Tip   Tip
    For more ideas on how to speed up the performance of Vista, see: How to Speed Up the Performance of Vista





    OPTION ONE

    Change Time to Display List of Operating Systems

    1. For how, see: How to Change the Default Boot Partition in Vista
    A) Uncheck this option if you do not dual boot to save 30 seconds.

    B) If you do dual boot, then select the default OS to boot into and lower the amount of time to wait for you to make a selection.




    OPTION TWO

    Disable Create System Restore at Startup

    NOTE: By default System Restore, if turned on, is scheduled to create a restore point at every system startup (At startup trigger) in Task Scheduler. If System Restore is turned on, then disabling this will save you time at startup.




    OPTION THREE

    Defrag the Registry

    NOTE: Defragging the registry is like defragging the hard drive. It will help reorganize and condense the registry so it can be read quicker at startup. Usually doing this once a month is good.
    1. Download and install the free Auslogics Registry Defrag program from:
    Auslogics - Download Auslogics Registry Defrag

    2. Run the program at least once a month to keep the registry defragmented.




    OPTION FOUR

    Use Sleep Mode

    NOTE: If you use your computer off an on a lot thoughout the day, then using Sleep mode instead of shutting the down computer will allow your computer to startup much quicker.
    1. Set your Power Options to use the recommended settings for Sleep mode.
    NOTE: For how see STEP TWO (step 6) here: How to Troubleshoot a Vista Sleep Mode Problem and Find a Solution




    OPTION FIVE

    Check the Number of Processors Used at Boot Up

    NOTE: If you have a multiple core CPU (Ex: Intel Core Duo or Quad CPU) or multiple CPUs, then this will show you how to check the Number of Processors to be sure that they are all used during boot up to help speed up the boot up time.





    OPTION SIX

    Disable or Remove Startup Programs

    NOTE: While going through the list of startup programs on your computer, you should disable or remove the listed startup programs that you do not want or need to run at the startup of Vista. The less you have, the less time Vista will spend loading them at startup.





    OPTION SEVEN

    Log on Automatically to a User Account

    NOTE: By default Vista has you select and logon to a user account at startup. You can set Vista to automatically logon to a selected user account and boot to that user's desktop instead at startup. This will save you the time of manually doing it.





    OPTION EIGHT

    Disable the Transient Multimon Manager (TMM)

    NOTE: If you do not use multiple monitors or connect a laptop to an external monitor, then disabling the Transient Multimon Manager (TMM) can save you the 2-3 second delay followed by a blank black screen as Vista searches for monitor changes when you startup Vista.





    OPTION NINE

    Disable Password Protection on Wakeup

    NOTE: If you use Sleep mode from OPTION FOUR above and do not want password protection at wakup, then disabling the requirement to enter the user account password when the computer wakes up from sleep mode will save you startup time from having to do this.
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    I took out the 30 seconds in the line down changed that to 5 secs that speed up the microsoft corporation green bar down 12 secs to 8 secs i use to count them it took to about 25 bars acrooss to load up into desktop lol the people at best buy Geek Sqaud where amaized how i fixed the manager said wanna job here i said NO lol

    I said it was you're techs that changed my setting's in the first place told me to take all thease new updates that screwed up my computer and you have the nerve to keep them on as employee i said it won't last long sent all my note to microsoft on how they where minipulating peoples computer fourcing them to crash so they could bring them and charge the costomer and make money. lol

    I like the Vista Ultimate you can play games on it just have to update to the 32/64 bit it will play the games my friend here plays WOW war of warcraft and showed him how to get it working even wow was amaized how fast i get the programs to work on vista ultimate for them even the one who have the Ilegale vistas RTMS and sp1s lolol
    cause microsoft said they where gonna Allow the hacked cracked version now lolol

    And on that NoteI wanna Smack those to that Do The PC Vs Mac Comericals wait untill mac can't use pcs software any more ehheehh

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    Re: Boot Up

    Hi DjLevel9,

    I'm glad to hear it helped you.

    You do have to admit that the PC vs Mac commercials are funny in how much they exagerate things to a point of being ridiculously simple.

    Have a great New Years,
    Shawn

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    Re: Boot Up

    To measure the effect on the modifications you made to speed up boot & shutdown in Vista, you will find attached a script which will display the reboot time of your computer.
    Just rename the txt file with the vbs extension.

    Sid.

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    Re: Boot Up

    Hi Sidney,

    That's a great liitle tip there. You should create a tutorial on it. I will link it with this one so folks can use it to measure the difference.

    Shawn

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    Re: Boot Up

    Hey I have an issue with this.

    Using Method 2, every time I check "Make boot settings permanent", I get the prompt to continue or cancel, but after I click "Continue" my check disappears from the box and I do not get a reboot message.

    Anyone help out with this?

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    Re: Boot Up

    Hi Rockster,

    This is normal. When you click the Yes to continue, it automatically clears the check in the box. If you had already checked the Don't show this message again box in step 8 before, then you will not see that box again. GO ahead and restart the computer though to apply the changes.

    Shawn

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    Re: Boot Up

    Yeah, thanks for the help. I was confused at first but then realized all my settings were changed once I hit the "Make Boot Settings Permanent" box. All is well, and Vista is running a lot better!

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    Re: Boot Up

    You're welcome Rockster. I'm glad to hear your Vista is running better.

    Shawn

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    Re: Boot Up

    Hi Brink,
    I try to find out my problem in your tutorial but found nothing likely to my problem. My problem is during boot up after the microsoft green bar disappear monitor going to energy saver mode instead to show the desktop/user account and everything is hang up there then I have to press the restart button to reboot again but this problem are rarely happen. However it keep me wondering on what is not right .
    Please help and hopefully you can solve my problem. Thx.


    Vista Ultimate X64 SP1, Abit IP35 Pro XE, Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz, Asus EN8800GT/HTDP/256M, 500G WD hard disk.

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