Always feeling that the computer system boot up or startup process is slow, and to slow and lag until can get sleepy while waiting for Windows OS to ready itself? When more and more programs are installed and loaded on initial start up, Windows loading process becomes slower and slower. Windows Vista and Windows 7, together with their server variants, Windows Server 2008, has built-in mechanism to make boot up process faster, by maximizing usage of available processors.
There are many ways to decrease booting time and speed up start, such as using third party programs such as Startup Manager to manage programs running automatically. Windows 7 and Windows Vista users running dual-core, quad-core or other multi-core or multi-processors computer can try the following trick to make Windows boots faster.
- Press Win + R to open “Run” dialog window.
- Type MSConfig into the text box after “Open”.
- Go to Boot tab.
- For dual-boot or multi-boot system, make sure that the operating system to make the change is selected.
- Click on Advanced options button.
- Tick the check box for Number of processors, and then select the maximum number count of CPU core processors value from the drop down list.
- Click OK twice to exit System Configuration.
- Restart computer.
Once enabled, Windows operating system will use all available (or selected number of) processor cores to run the boot up algorithms, and this potentially make the startup speedier and faster, with less waiting time on black screen and logon screen. User with single core computer unlikely to find the trick useful though.