boost your start up: boot windows vista with all processors

August 25, 2009 1:44am CST
by default windows vista only use single core processor when loading it's OS. you can change this so that you can take full advantage of all available processors when starting up your computer. to do this: 1st click start, then all programs, accessories, then select run (see the pic below). type in msconfig then click ok or just press enter. click the boot tab, click advanced options, check the box next to the number of processors. click the drop down box, select the number of processor cores in your computer(dual-core has 2 cores quadro has 4).click ok. restart your computer. my laptop gained a 20 to 40% speed up during start up.
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@amitavroy (4821)
• India
26 Aug 09
well the basic thing is that vista is dam slow and so there is no way that it can do any better. i have a very good configuration for my computer yet vista stucks in middle of something and runs very slow. so i think there is no use (at least for me). Any ways thanks for the tips
@ferdzNK (3213)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
I've read that the Boot advance option's main purpose is for program/system debugging purposes, like determining the program performance on a limited processor or restricted memory. Vista I believe are aware of multiprocessors that default to use them without the extra setting, but if it work for you then great.