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Windows 7: Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined

02 Jan 2010   #30


Thanks, it's fixed and working well.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2010   #31

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

No problem my friend.

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07 Jan 2010   #32

Windows 7 Pro x64

So all these registry keys are confirmed to be supported in Windows 7 and not some legacy keys only for the old Windows versions?

Or could some of it be the default action in 7 already and entering the key is redundant?

Remember tweaking around when using XP only to find out that some keys don't do anything as they are not supported anymore.

Don't like having useless stuff in the registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #33

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Hi Iron 2000, Welcome.

I don't post redundant reg keys that I woulndn't have in my own system If it's there, then I use it. I don't make money from these posts so the only gain I get from this, is the satisfaction of sharing the knowledge that i've gained from my years of experience as a desktop specialist for Windows.

As you can see each key is explained in detail (in the botton part of the code) and not one key is added to the registry that doesn't work. If you have any doubts, just go in your registry, tweak each key one by one try what the key claims to do to see if it works for yourself.

I hope that this answers your doubts.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 May 2010   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Great tutorial Zardoc

The registry tweaks speeded up my reboot time.

Before registry tweak:
Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined-reboot-speed-before-rego.jpg

After registry tweak:
Desktop and Shutdown Tweaks Combined-reboot-speed-after-rego.jpg

It actually works

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #35

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Hi Si8mon,

I'm glad that you appreciate it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2010   #36


I timed my start time, 48 seconds, before I did this. Afterwords I was exactly the same time.

Is there a difference between what a computer does when you restart, vs shutting down, then starting back up? Besides the obvious of course

I have 2 laptops. They are 95% the same model of Toughbook. Both are running almost the exact same software. They both have SSD's & W7 Ultimate, 1 has an Intel 80GBG2 MLC, the other has a Patriot Warp 64GB MLC hard drive. That sucker that has the Patriot starts up and has my wireless connected in 29 seconds! I have no idea how, why, or what I did to make that sucker start up so fast, but it sure is nice
I doubt it's the Patriot Vs the Intel, but I sure would like to find out somehow what the difference is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2010   #37

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Hi toughbook,

You can read what each registry tweak does on the top post.

Now I haven't installed SSDs on my machines yet, but I figure that with the read and write times to be considerably higher than with hard drives, this tweak (for the few seconds it gives) will not be a major advantage as drives get faster and faster.

For older drives it does make a difference as you can see it will cut almost 10 seconds from shutdown to reboot.

I am probably going to go the SSD way in August. Prices should drop by then. So far the Intel X25M is top dog but the Vertex Sandforce Inferno is looking pretty good.

Thanks for the input
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #38

MS Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi there, I think you let something out: On the explanation in the reg file, it says what ClearPageFileAtShutdown does, but that key is not modified in the script.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #39

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Hi Zippolag,

That script explanation is still in the zip file but it has no use in Win7. I will remove it.

As you might have noticed, it isn't in the formula window.

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