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Windows On/Off Transition Performance Analysis Helps You Optimize Windows 7 SP1 Boot and Shutdown Performance

According to Microsoft, a high-performance desktop running Windows 7 should boot in as little as 10 seconds. To help consumers achieve this performance, Microsoft made available a free whitepaper entitled “Windows On/Off Transition Performance Analysis.”

The guidance in this paper can help significantly reduce on/off transition times.

“This paper explains the Windows on/off transitions in detail, highlights performance vulnerabilities within each transition, and shows how to identify and analyze these issues by using the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT),” the software giant said.

“Performance analysis is often necessary because system extensions such as applications, drivers, services, and devices can negatively affect on/off transition times if they are not properly optimized. Poorly optimized system extensions usually result in the following: delays, lack of parallelism and excessive resource consumption.”

“We have applied these performance optimizations to many systems in our laboratories and reduced boot-to-desktop time on some systems by almost 50%. On some systems, boot time decreased by a total of 40 to 50 seconds. However, the effect of each driver, service, or application on transition times is unique, and your results might differ.”

Included in this paper:

  • Windows On/Off Transitions
  • Measuring On/Off Transition Performance
  • Performance Analysis Overview
  • Boot Transition
  • Sleep and Hibernate Transitions
  • Shutdown Transition

You can read the embedded paper online below or download for offline reading using the link under this post:

You can download the paper here.

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