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Windows 7: Boot time

18 Jan 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

me, i like software to run when i want it to.

we're all different - it's just that some are more different that others.


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18 Jan 2011   #12
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

can't agree more mickey!
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18 Jan 2011   #13
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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*edit* looks like you've disabled a microsoft security essentials - 4th one down right-hand side - you may want to enable this one again. not sure why you have two entries for this. did you update without uninstalling or something? enable the malware bytes again too!


*edit2* also - don't forget that you've done this! in 6 months time, when something isn;t working as expected, it could be that you've disabled the wrong thing.

happy tweaking!
bagavan - i really hope you have seen these edits that i made to my post!
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18 Jan 2011   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you are unsure of what processes to stop, this piece of software is a must it will postpone start up of certain utilities and disable others its up to you but it will not let you stop important things , it will knock time of your boot have a go let us know how you get on.
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18 Jan 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

I disable all Startup Items except AV, MS Sidebar (gadgets) and StikyNotes. Everything else can wait to startup when I open the program.

Those other listings you have are not needed unless you are running a mounted drive on PowerISO, have overclocked the Intel, have special surround or other audio effects on HD Audio.

Please the cursor on the file extension for Default Settings to google for what it is. It looks suspicious and is likely not needed.

After XP and Vista SP2 there are no startup items listed in msconfig that can be unchecked which will cause grief with the OS. Most are updaters spying on you to gather data which pays for freeware.
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18 Jan 2011   #16
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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*edit* looks like you've disabled a microsoft security essentials - 4th one down right-hand side - you may want to enable this one again. not sure why you have two entries for this. did you update without uninstalling or something? enable the malware bytes again too!


*edit2* also - don't forget that you've done this! in 6 months time, when something isn;t working as expected, it could be that you've disabled the wrong thing.

happy tweaking!
bagavan - i really hope you have seen these edits that i made to my post!
Thank u very much mickey..have a look at the boot time now.


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18 Jan 2011   #17
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
that's better - now you need to test your software to make sure it still works. if it doesn't it's easy to re-enable the startup entry.

personally, i like to be ruthless with these and like to eliminate as many as possible without damaging my system.

i can't see all the text and names, as the columns are too narrow, so i'm guessing a bit here.

the hd audio can possibly be disabled - check that your sound (and control panel) still works after doing so!

the 'default settings' ive never seen before - column too narrow to read

the three intel entries - i think these are to do with the intel graphics - i've always disabled these in the past with no bad consequences.

the first microsfot one looks like microsoft security essentials - obviously do not disable this one!

second microsoft one, i can't see.

finally does poweriso still work after disabling? or do you need iso's auto-mounted at startup.


as for the ones you've already disabled - a lot of them are just updaters, which check for new versions of software at each boot time.

make sure everything still works - if not, it's really easy to re-enable.


*edit* looks like you've disabled a microsoft security essentials - 4th one down right-hand side - you may want to enable this one again. not sure why you have two entries for this. did you update without uninstalling or something? enable the malware bytes again too!


*edit2* also - don't forget that you've done this! in 6 months time, when something isn;t working as expected, it could be that you've disabled the wrong thing.

happy tweaking!
IF i disable the HD audio microphone did not work So i should enable it..
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18 Jan 2011   #18
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Depending on hardware, 87 seconds is pretty darn good. That's a Core2Duo with 5400 RPM drives from 2007 if this is the system in your specs we're talking about, so with that in mind anything under about 90 seconds from boot to usable (it's worth noting that time includes everything from the initial load of the kernel immediately after the POST to completing loading the post-boot items that start from the Run keys in the registry, startup items in the start menu, and items in the notification area - 87 seconds from POST to post-boot complete is quite good on that sort of hardware. The only thing you might want to do if you haven't recently is to clear out your prefetch cache (c:\windows\prefetch) of all *.pf files, defragment data on the OS disk (defrag C: /U /V), then defrag free space on the OS disk (defrag C: /X), then lastly reboot 5 or 6 times *completely* (this is actually necessary) and check again. Assuming you haven't disabled Superfetch or the prefetcher, this should give you a bit better time as well.
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18 Jan 2011   #19
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Depending on hardware, 87 seconds is pretty darn good. That's a Core2Duo with 5400 RPM drives from 2007 if this is the system in your specs we're talking about, so with that in mind anything under about 90 seconds from boot to usable (it's worth noting that time includes everything from the initial load of the kernel immediately after the POST to completing loading the post-boot items that start from the Run keys in the registry, startup items in the start menu, and items in the notification area - 87 seconds from POST to post-boot complete is quite good on that sort of hardware. The only thing you might want to do if you haven't recently is to clear out your prefetch cache (c:\windows\prefetch) of all *.pf files, defragment data on the OS disk (defrag C: /U /V), then defrag free space on the OS disk (defrag C: /X), then lastly reboot 5 or 6 times *completely* (this is actually necessary) and check again. Assuming you haven't disabled Superfetch or the prefetcher, this should give you a bit better time as well.
Thank u very much.I have cleared the prefetch cache and I have started to defragment..any other suggestion?Note-I have installed sp1
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18 Jan 2011   #20
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I disable all Startup Items except AV, MS Sidebar (gadgets) and StikyNotes. Everything else can wait to startup when I open the program.

Those other listings you have are not needed unless you are running a mounted drive on PowerISO, have overclocked the Intel, have special surround or other audio effects on HD Audio.

Please the cursor on the file extension for Default Settings to google for what it is. It looks suspicious and is likely not needed.

After XP and Vista SP2 there are no startup items listed in msconfig that can be unchecked which will cause grief with the OS. Most are updaters spying on you to gather data which pays for freeware.
I googled it and found out that default is settings is to do something about acer webcam
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