Decreasing Boot Time

One of the holy grails for almost any computer user regardless of Operating System, machine speed etc is fast start up times.

Whilst this tip won’t give you instant start ups, it can make a considerable difference.

It’s a little known fact that Microsoft Windows Vista by default is set to only use one processor core at start up, rather than the two (or maybe even four) that you probably have. Fortunately a simple tweak can easily fix this.

  1. Click the Windows Vista Start Orb & in the search box type ‘msconfig.exe, & hit ‘Enter’
  2. If you have User Account Control enabled, you will now need to enter your password.
  3. You will now be presented with the System Configuration console where you will need to select the ‘boot’ tab.
  4. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button, and in the next screen you will see an option marked ‘Number of processors’
  5. Tick the check box and then in the drop select the number of cores to use at boot up.
  6. Once selected you will need to reboot for the changes to take effect.