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    Windows 7 x64
  1. How? I've downloaded and unzipped! But when I hit ShellRunas.exe nothing happens! paulo
  2. When I bought the laptop 2 months ago I set a password and even experimented the finger print scanner built in (just for fun...). But after a while I disabled the login password! Now what I do is to open the lid or press on to start my laptop, no passwords! What should I check to see if there is any password ? paulo
  3. Hi Andre, thanks a lot for the reply :-) I do not need tempro! I will try to run with less services and see what will happen! About logon...no, I never enter a password! Is any way to speed this since I never type any password? Regards, paulo
  4. Hi Andre, Please see my latest etl file after uninstall Norton AV and installing MSE and let me know if is it ok ! My link Regards, paulo
  5. Hi Andre, I gave it another run (after put Norton optimization to "off"...I think Norton tryed to defragm my disk!). And yes I've a reduction in the boot time :-). Please see the jpegs and this: EventData BootTsVersion 2 BootStartTime 2012-05-02T19:51:13.656000300Z BootEndTime 2012-05-02T19:53:09.731402900Z SystemBootInstance 170 UserBootInstance 140 BootTime 41510 MainPathBootTime 21110 BootKernelInitTime 19 BootDriverInitTime 1461 BootDevicesInitTime 1299 BootPrefetchInitTime 52786 BootPrefetchBytes 564596736 BootAutoChkTime 0 BootSmssInitTime 7775 BootCriticalServicesInitTime 3655 BootUserProfileProcessingTime 1943 BootMachineProfileProcessingTime 1497 BootExplorerInitTime 3482 BootNumStartupApps 19 BootPostBootTime 20400 BootIsRebootAfterInstall false BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits 0 BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits 0 BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits 0 BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits 0 BootIsDegradation false BootIsStepDegradation false BootIsGradualDegradation false BootImprovementDelta 0 BootDegradationDelta 0 BootIsRootCauseIdentified false OSLoaderDuration 2248 BootPNPInitStartTimeMS 19 BootPNPInitDuration 1324 OtherKernelInitDuration 3249 SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS 4258 SystemPNPInitDuration 1435 SessionInitStartTimeMS 6009 Session0InitDuration 4299 Session1InitDuration 348 SessionInitOtherDuration 3127 WinLogonStartTimeMS 13785 OtherLogonInitActivityDuration 402 UserLogonWaitDuration 4527 Thanks for helping here . I still have lot of stuff at startup and lot of services at startup, but for now I will keep them! I'm running Norton 360 v6 as my AV (but wittout any optimization schedulled, just off) What do you recommend (preference for MS/Windows built in tools) that I periodically do to have my laptop allways in great shape? Regards, paulo
  6. Hi again, I managed to make it right at first time . I followed all your tutorial (I had already hotfix #1 installed and registry settings for EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch was already set to 3 and the Superfetch service (sysmain) was running and set to start automatically). All the 6 iterations runned without a problem and then a final one saved the final file "boot_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl". So it seems everything runned just great :-). But I see no improvement at all in my boot time . I even runned "Restart-Time.vbs" and found no improvement I have more 6 large files like this one "bootPrep_BASE+CSWITCH_1.etl". Do I need those? Any help? Note: I uninstalled Norton ghost and Norton utilities before making the test! Regards, paulo
  7. Hello MagicAndre, I'm new here! I arrived here after a google search "how to speed boot win7" I'm with windows since 1997 when I bought my first Toshiba laptop (that still works!). I never had a desktop of my own...only laptops! I'm doing astrophotography and astrometry for a while now and the laptop is a bonus! I've lot of astronomy specific software (to manage and control the cameras, mount, focusers, etc needed to capture the data I want and software to process the data too). I have Adobe PS too! My new laptop, bought 2 months ago, is a Toshiba Tecra R840-16J (I'm from portugal) : I7-2640M @ 2.8 GHz + 8 GB RAM DDR3 + 500 GB 7200 RPM. Despite a very intensive computing "work", specially when I have lot of data to process, I understand little about what inside the computer!!! All the info jargon that everybody here understands is a little bit too much for me . Now that I've presented myself here the topic! I was a little frustrating after I bought this ne laptop since I thought it would be quicker to boot! (the processing performace is great compared to my last, 7 year old, laptop). I saw a tutorial about how to decrease boot time but I did not understand it at all (my fault). I'm running Win 7 64 bit sp1 with automatic update checked on! I use Norton 360 V6 as my AV (because I use Norton AV for several years without any problems and this last version seems not have any negative impact on the computer performace). I'm using Ghost 15 for bckup and norton utilities for defragment and registry cleaning (?)! Could you help me finding if my boot time could be improved? I saw in this thread that you need a ETL file ! How can I save this file? I executed perfmon.exe and went to Event viewer but I can't see what to save! Thanks in advance, regards, paulo