Windows 7, Solid State Drives and Why A WinSAT Score Matters

  I was doing a WDRAP and I ran across an interesting case that required me to do some digging that I thought I’d share this out in one source. When we took an xbootmgr trace which we do with all our WDRAPs we saw broken readyboot that was identical to what I talked about…

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Slow Windows 7 Boot? One ReadyBoot Fix (that you'll want to apply probably anyways)

In my last post I described a little bit about ReadyBoot and when looking at a xbootmgr trace what to look for when viewing the ReadyBoot data. I also described one method on how to fix it if there are no cache hits. So great, you fixed the one machine you looked at when following…

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Xbootmgr Part 2: ReadyBoot Basics

The more I work with the xperf/xbootmgr the better I get with it. I still feel like I have a lot to learn though. I wrote a previous post, http://blogs.technet.com/b/markmoro/archive/2011/08/20/dipping-my-toe-into-the-xbootmgr-water.aspx , about troubleshooting my own machine with slow boot. Lately I’ve been doing some WDRAPs where we do a deep dive analysis on 1 or…

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Dipping My Toe Into The Xbootmgr Water

Greetings from the mothership aka rainy Seattle, I spent this past week in Windows Desktop Risk Assesment Program (WDRAP) training which was actually pretty fantastic. If you are a Premier customer talk to your TAM about getting one scheduled. A large portion of ours was taught by a Senior PFE Yong Rhee. One of the…

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