How to reduce startup time on Windows 7

In your windows 7 or above (no SSD Disks) you can reduce the startup time with the following:

Set a fixed pagefilesize (with 4GB of RAM 8GB of pagefile should be a good value) to minimize disk defragmentation.


Delete c:\windows\prefetch\*.*

Perform free-space consolidation and repopulate prefetch folder running:

defrag c: /x
Rundll32.exe advapi32,ProcessIdleTasks

Check in the c:\windows\prefech folder for the Layout.ini file. If the layout.ini file is
created, reboot.

Perform boot optimization running:

defrag c: /b



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