How Not To Speed Up Vista Boot Time
If you are looking for tips on how to speed up boot time for Vista – the following is how not to do it! Back in July 2008, there was a hoax doing the rounds that involved the following procedure:
- Open the run box (Windows button – R)
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Click the Boot tab > Advanced
- Click the Number of Processors check box and then select the total number of cores you want to use.
Alas, this does not work, though it had the general public going for a while. Even Gizmodo published the “solution” above. It does sound like a plaudible process though.
How To Speed Up Vista Boot Time – Really
Here are a couple of tips. I’ll add to this list when I get the time.
Disable Create System Restore at Startup
By default, Vista is set up to create a restore point every time the system starts up (if System Restore is on) in Task Scheduler.
Remove Startup Programs
Those programs you installed years ago because you thought it was a good idea at the time and then never used – if they are listed in startup programs, then they are slowing your boot time unnecessarily. Remove them!