Increase Boot speed in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by izh34, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    My computer is using windows vista ultimate 32. I just wondering how can I boost the speed of boot cuz it takes longer to boot when I turn on and shutdown my computer.
    Furthermore, I also noticed that when I right-click at 'My Computer' icon, it takes more than 15s to show up. Have any one faced this problem? I have tried several methods to speed the show up of 'My Computer' right-click but none succeed.
  2. sabrehawk

    sabrehawk MDL Novice

    Jul 20, 2007
    #7 sabrehawk, Apr 17, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
    You can also:

    Turn of System Restore
    Deactivate Shadow Copies (did a huge improvement on my rig concerning
    boot speed and Vistas unsatisfiable disk space munching)

    Downside: You have no system restore features after that so you should
    use external imaging software (eg Acronis) to make a backup of your
    System drive.

    I still doubt though that you will be on your desktop in less than a
    fact thats already pretty normal speed to boot a vista that is in full operation
    has software installed, drivers etc. Especially Video Drivers do consume a
    long time of the boot process, also you can check if assigning a fixed IP
    Adress to your network adapter (eg: subnet:
    speeds your booting up.

    If you would take more than 2-3 minutes on a fast computer to be fully
    operational i would maybe start to think theres something wrong.
  3. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Quite helpful, thanks.

    I'm using AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.1,
    with 2G ram DDR3, Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT.

    I think my computer should boot less than a minute with that specification, where it isn't, hence making me wonder why. So, I want to know way to speed up my ultimate vista.