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How To Boot Windows 7 Faster without additional software

windows-vista-loginAfter all the benchmarking tests, system experts from Microsoft claims that its windows 7 operating system boots up much faster than windows vista. But I usually get the feeling that computer system boot up or startup process gets slower when more and more programs are installed and loaded on initial start up.Even though there are many windows 7 optimizer programs which helps to boot windows 7 faster, i don’t find them much useful these days.So how can we decrease the boot up  time for windows 7 without installing any additional software’s.

Trick to Speed Up Windows 7 Boot Up


Windows 7 users running on dual core, quad core or any other multi processors can try this effective trick for decreasing the boot up time for windows and boot windows 7 faster without installing any third party softwares.Just do this following procedure.

Open Run dialog box (press windows key + R )

Type  MSCONFIG and press enter.

Go to Boot tab

Select the operating system (only for multiboot computers) and click advanced options.

Make sure to check the box for Number of processors, and then select the maximum number count of CPU core processors.

windows 7 boot faster settings

Click Ok and exit configuration window.

Restart computer for above settings to take effect.

This Windows 7 speedup trick works only for systems with multicore processors. Windows OS will now be able to use the full potential of your dual core or quad core systems and make the startup speedier and faster, with less waiting time on black screen and logon screen.

Additional tip: Auto login windows 7 without showing welcome screen and make boot up faster.

p.s: even though this trick is considered to be a myth, it really helped my windows 7 to boot up much faster than before 🙂

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  • Anonymous October 11, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Dan Coppen October 12, 2009, 1:43 am

    Thanks for the tip. anonymous here posted a rather interesting link to a counter-blog post. I need to research this further. Ill post back if this worked for me.

  • BOOTMAN October 12, 2009, 6:19 am

    disabling many un needed services from startup also decreses boot up time

  • Chethan October 20, 2009, 1:27 am

    Nice Tips!
    it works!

  • Anonymous May 17, 2010, 1:26 pm

    This worked great for me. I have 64-bit Win7 on an i7 processor, and the number of processors had been set to 1. When I changed it to 8, the time spent on the Windows flag at boot dropped from a minute to a few seconds.

  • Anonymous July 11, 2010, 1:30 am

    This did nothing for me and I have a high end i7 920 running at 3.6Ghz with an SSD. It has 8 cores. My machine boots in 10 seconds before the tweak and 10 after. No change.

  • Anonymous July 20, 2010, 7:54 am

    in reply to "Anonymous // 5/17/2010 6:26 AM
    This worked great for me. I have 64…"

    But the i7 only has 4 processors!

    Unless I'm on the wrong track?

  • Anonymous September 28, 2010, 9:31 am

    Well this is just plain wrong…

    It has nothing to do with using multi-CORE processors.

    The setting is for setting multiple processors, not cores on a single processor.