Speeding Up Vista Boot Time

When you have a computer with a recent model CPU, chances are it’s a dual-core CPU. Both Intel & AMD have been producing dual core CPU’s for a few years now. By default, Windows Vista will only use a single core during boot-up. You can easily change this from the System Configuration utility:

-1-In Vista’s Start Search type msconfig & hit the [Enter] key on your keyboard
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-2-Once System Configuration has started, select the Boot tab and click the Advanced Options button

3. In the BOOT Advanced Options dialog, check the “Number of processors” check box, and choose 2 (or 4 if you have quad core) for the number of processors.
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4. Click OK twice. Done and done.

2 thoughts on “Speeding Up Vista Boot Time

  1. I’ve always like “The Cool News” because it offers information, techniques and tips that are of use. Few other site that claim this actually do so.
    I’d gotten notice about the duo core processors being shipped with only one active shortly after purchasing a laptop with that kind of setup. I could only say “How freakin’ stupid is that!?”
    Quite a while after I had to partition my hard drive and start over and I knew I was back to one processor. Thanks to you folks I finally reactivated my second processor and am back to full speed!
    Thank you Cool News!

    J. Anthony Carter

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