Beauty Contest: What’s a good-looking boot?

Well, I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like. And I like it when the boots are short and punchy! Jeff continues to tell you everything we know: This time, it’s what the goal state of any boot optimization process should look like: a beautiful, fast boot. It’s what you should…


Howto: Boot tracing for Windows 7 (so it’s right the first time)

Perf PFE Jeff Stokes provides some simple steps that should produce a good boot trace for a Windows 7 machine. You have a Windows 7 host that you want to collect a trace from.  A good trace.  One that you know other people will be able to decipher as well as yourself.  Maybe I’ve asked…


Measure Boot Performance with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit

Article written by Bhumit Shah, Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft India, who specializes in tuning Windows Server performance. Common questions I hear from my customers are: “My desktops and laptops are taking long time to boot, can we find out why?” and “What can I do to increase my boot performance and how do I…