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Windows 7: How long to start populating Prefetch folder?

21 Jun 2013   #11
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
System service SUPERFETCH startup=automatic. That's default setting
That's right. But for me, I found it set at Manual, and stopped.
Since I had no Prefetch entries since the day I installed Win7 on June 9, I can only assume that's how it's been... since June 9.


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22 Jun 2013   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I think I was running mine set at Automatic Delayed Start.. once I cached the boot files. Boot files are fairly static. So you don't really need to gather stats right at boot time. It's just a bit smoother.
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23 Jun 2013   #13
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Well, thanks to your clues leading to my turning on Superfetch, Soluto says that my boot time has gone down from
2 minutes 15 seconds to 1 minute 39 seconds. I'd say that shaving 36 seconds - 27% - off my boot time is well worth leaving it on!
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24 Jun 2013   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yes, the boot fetch only requires one boot to get the info. Regular app fetch requres more stats. At least on my machines it seemed like less churning to put the service at Auto Delayed Start. Since the boot up info is obtained the first time after say, deleting ReadyBoot or making changes to the startup apps. The boot prefetch is worth doing even if you disable the regular app prefetch. Both registry settings to '2' caches only the bootup. I found that worked well in Vista. But for me on W7 the defaults actually seem to work best. Of course other factors may come in such as booting from SSD etc.. I have plain Jane Sata II for a system drive.
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25 Jun 2013   #15
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Down to 1 minute, 9 seconds. and this is with a used, ancient (2007) WD SATA II spinner, no less.
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