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    i’ve got a customer that has inquired about boot times in windows 7 and i started digging into the windows 7 sdk to find some great utilities that help you look at the boot process in windows 7. xperf installed as part of the sdk, this command line allows you to take a look a detailed information on...
  • Blog Post: boot performance of windows vista

    i'm an impatient person with computers. i wasn't always this way. i remember when you could watch the output of the dir command (i don't know in the first version of dos whether the /p was even available because i certainly didn't need it). i now expect to be able to see a thumbnail of the thousands...
  • Blog Post: windows vista performance part 2

    readyboost is your friend! i've been making some adjustments on my 2 gb and 4 gb work laptop lately and have newly discovered readyboost. the 4 gb laptop is using one of the new 64 gb solid state hard drive and is the smallest hard drive i've had in a notebook in over 4 years. turning off the pagefile...
  • Blog Post: couple more windows experience indexes

    over the weekend i rated a couple more laptop systems - one with an intel core 2 duo t9300 @ 2.50 ghz, 4 gb ram, 120 gb 7200 rpm hard drive and one with an intel core 2 duo t8300 @ 2.40 ghz, 2 gb ram, 250 gb 5400 rpm hard drive. the hard disk score was 5.2 and 5.1 respectively. still my solid state drive...
  • Blog Post: windows vista performance

    lately i've been playing around with various tweaks on my two main windows vista computers. one has 4 gb of ram and the other has 2 gb of ram. on both computers i ran without a pagefile for a while and the 2 gb system occasionally popped up the system running low on memory message - i disabled the aero...