I did a Google on “Windows 7 Ultimate Performance” and serendipitously came across this article in computing unleashed. I read tip #1 about ‘Speeding Up The Boot Process.‘
It made sense to me.
I had thought that the Boot Up on this rig was a TAD too slow given its innate processing power. What it said in that tip made sense.
I had never looked at ‘msconfig.’ I decided to give it a try.
The steps listed worked.
I, however, don’t think that you can set the boot time out value to zero (0). I first tried with 10 seconds. Restarted the system. Might have been a TAD quicker. Can’t tell … though 20 seconds is not to be sneezed at … given that you can probably sneeze 8 times in 20 seconds … even if your sneezes are of operatic proportions (as most of mine are, most of the time).
I was just glad that it booted after I made the changes … paranoia of Windows not working being my constant handmaiden.
Then I tried to knock the time out all the way to zero. Wouldn’t let me. Said it had to be 3 seconds. So set it to 3. Also set the cores to 8, given that that is what I had.
Shut it down and started it up again. Maybe it was a TAD quicker. Can’t really tell. Maybe I will time it tomorrow.
But this article is definitely worth perusing.
Hope this helps.