Its the little things in life that make the difference.  In this case is a single checkbox that can allow Windows to take full advantage of today's multi-core processors.  The only strange thing is that this is somehow not automatically set by windows when it installs.

The first thing is to run Microsoft System Configuration tool or "MSConfig".  Strangely this great tool is not in the "Administrative Tools" (maybe its too powerful?).

To launch it manually:

  • press the Windows Key and "R"
  • type in MSCONFIG
  • click OK

In MSConfig

  1. click the "Boot" tab at the top
  2. Now click the "Advanced Options" button
  3. Check the "Number of Processors"
  4. Click on the drop down list and select the LARGEST number available
  5. Click OK to close the "Advanced Options"
  6. Click OK to apply the changes

Select either "Restart" or "Exit without restart".  As long as you shutdown and restart at some point you should find a your PC starting much faster!

Posted by Joe Vago Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:09:00 PM

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