Monday, 29 June 2015

How to speed up boot with Readyboot (not Readyboost)

I am promising you. This trick ABSOLUTELY works. It's not one of those blogs to disable services/startup programs in MSconfig. This blog ACTUALLY helps.
 
PS. This is my first blog ever.
 
 
This works on Windows Vista and 7 and 8 32-bit AND 64-bit
ATTENTION: This only works if you have a hard drive, not a Solid state
 
NOTE: This may take a while, but to my mind it was really worth it. Before my boot time was a horrible 110 seconds. Now it has dropped to under 50 seconds! Over 50% improvement! Depending on your current boot speed, it may improve it to 20 seconds.
 
To get started you need the Windows Performance Tools Kit. Here is the link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/hh8523...
Even though it may say for windows 7, it still works on Vista and 7 and 8. The download button is down the page. Install ONLY the Windows Performance Toolkit
_____________________________________________________________________________ Make sure that EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch registry settings are set to 3 and that the Superfetch service (sysmain) is running and set to start automatically. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Now open a command prompt with admin rights and run the following command:
xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot
 
Now your PC will be restarted 6 times. After each reboot, open every program that you use often. The first restart you will notice no difference. The second restart no difference, although the "Preparing System" Dialog may take a while i.e. Up to 1 hour!
 
Then, the next reboot, you will notice HUGE improvements! After the second reboot the Microsoft defragmentation program is running and is placing the files into an optimized layout, so that Windows will boot up faster (for the description read what ReadyBoot is on Google). The last Reboots are training of readyBoot.
 
Note! DON'T USE OTHER DEFRAGMENTATION PROGRAMS AFTER THE OPTIMIZATION, USE ONLY THE ONE INCLUDED IN THE MS TOOL, BECAUSE EVERY TOOL PLACES THE FILES AT A DIFFERENT OFFSET ON YOUR HDD. -----------------------------------------------------
I hope this small tutorial helps you to make your Windows start faster.
 
 
 
For Tech Savvy people, this basically caches all the used information in to C:\Windows\Prefetch folder. Thus making your computer boot faster.
 
 
 
Credits go all to MSDN.com