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Topic # 81550 14-Apr-2011 09:47 Send private message

Folks running Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 might be interested in this update that improves startup performance.




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  Reply # 458568 14-Apr-2011 09:52 Send private message

I checked this out.

"A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix."

How do we know if we are experiencing this issue?

Sounds interesting , maybe i'll give it a go. I wonder what the percentage improvement might be (if I have this issue).



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  Reply # 458582 14-Apr-2011 10:13 Send private message

wreck90:  How do we know if we are experiencing this issue?



Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

 

APPLIES TO

  • Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Windows 7 Home Basic

  • Windows 7 Home Premium

  • Windows 7 Professional

  • Windows 7 Starter

  • Windows 7 Ultimate

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2





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  Reply # 458589 14-Apr-2011 10:19 One person supports this post Send private message

Why don't they just fix it properly and release it with windows update?

I use an SSD as boot, I think it takes longer to POST than to boot windows. The machine's ready to use about 2 seconds after I type my password in too, and the few startup things it does in the background (loading color profiles, msn messenger, etc) don't really slow things down.




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  Reply # 458595 14-Apr-2011 10:27 Send private message

Hotfixes are usually delivered only if you have a problem. With time they roll out all the hotfixes as a service pack.





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  Reply # 460723 19-Apr-2011 23:25 Send private message

I think every windows 7 machine has problems with bootup time, so therefore in theory that update applies to every machine running it?

Might give it a shot, but I try to keep boots to a once a month thing so really wont achieve much. Perhaps when I get frustrated waiting for taskmanager and smack reset, but thats usually the checkdisks that take forever, not the booting ;)




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  Reply # 460763 20-Apr-2011 08:19 Send private message

If your Win7 machine's slow to boot get an SSD. Mine boots insanely quickly, even with color profile loaders and random things like skype and msn messenger loading once I log in. It's usable about 2 seconds after you type in your password.




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  Reply # 460770 20-Apr-2011 08:28 Send private message

timmmay: If your Win7 machine's slow to boot get an SSD. Mine boots insanely quickly, even with color profile loaders and random things like skype and msn messenger loading once I log in. It's usable about 2 seconds after you type in your password.


Ditto. Once you go SSD you will never go back - I now have one in my main rig and one in my HTPC.




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  Reply # 460774 20-Apr-2011 08:37 Send private message

I have just completed a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate install on my laptop, after replacing the original 500GB HDD with a Crucial C300 256 GB SSD. The old HP dv6 boots into the desktop in about ten seconds now after POST is completed.

Yes, SSD will "cure" a lot of the slowness, but this hotfix applies to a timing problem when resources are locked because of the way they start. It can obviously improve even SSD boot times, so why not apply?

Also, my 256GB SSD cost me US$498 (and a lot more than that if you buy retail in New Zealand). Not everyone will have the budget for SSD at the moment (except of course people changing to the cheap models or the small 80GB ones).





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  Reply # 460775 20-Apr-2011 08:40 Send private message

Guy at work here just applied - no difference in start up time. I'll test it at home tonight and see what results I get.




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  Reply # 460776 20-Apr-2011 08:42 Send private message

Also notice it will be depending on what you have at start up. It might not "apply" to your configuration in the sense that the conflicting items might not be loaded in your system. But you never know ;)





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  Reply # 460777 20-Apr-2011 08:43 Send private message

You can get a good quality OWC 60GB SSD for US$160/$NZ200 including shipping. That brand isn't known in NZ, but google it, it's high quality with a Sandforce controller, 3GB SATA not 6GB but it's still incredibly fast compared with a spinning disk. I'm not associated with them in any way, just a happy customer. I got a 120GB one as well, for my image cache (Bridge/ACR).

My Win7 pro install, with office, Photoshop CS4, a bunch of photography apps, and standard sorts of things like web browsers takes up about 30GB, so 60GB is easily plenty big enough even allowing for some free space as SSDs apparently like.




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  Reply # 460782 20-Apr-2011 08:51 Send private message

Yes, it will depend on usage. So far used about 130 GB (50%) of my new SSD after installing almost all the software I use (except Visual Studio 2010).

This is not including iTunes movies, which I have now decided to keep on my HTPC in the lounge and backup on Home Server.





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  Reply # 460784 20-Apr-2011 08:54 Send private message

How did you get it up to 130GB? Development sofware's big but unless you installed heaps and things like data bases I wouldn't think it was that big. Win7 only takes up about 20GB itself, where did the other 110GB come from?

I keep all data (except the stuff that windows creates itself) on other disks.




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  Reply # 460800 20-Apr-2011 09:17 Send private message

My Music is 20GB. My Pictures is 20GB. My Videos (mainly Flip Mino HD videos) is 20GB. There you have already 60GB. Take another 20GB for Windows itself, that's 80GB.

Then another 50GB for everything else...





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  Reply # 460801 20-Apr-2011 09:20 Send private message

Oh ok. I saw no value in having that sort of data on my SSD so it's all on one of my spinning disks, but I guess you can't do that for a laptop.




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