Windows 7 - ReadyBOOT, "not boost"

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  1. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    i was playing with some settings and came across an option called ReadyBOOT, not the ReadyBOOST which requires a USB key, this is something related to your HDD and uses the same tech behind ReadyBOOST.

    so remember, ReadyBOOT is not ReadyBOOST.

    apparently this caches your boot files by creating a readyboot.etl file that gets deleted after each boot, then Superfetch automatically creates a new strategy based on what was loaded previously and what's new, then finally it's used during the next boot, etc etc. ;)

    even with a lot of ram, its still quicker to have ReadyBOOT enabled because the cached files are read quicker than having to load them each time in memory.

    so despite having 4gb of ram, i noticed quicker boot times.

    W7 set the file to 20MB and in the event logger this size often is maxed during boot (aka not enough), increasing it can really help.

    i do not recommend a value above 256mb, the best size imo is 128mb.

    how to tweak it:

    1) Search, Performance Monitor

    2) on your left side, expand DATA COLLECTORS SETS

    3) Click on STARTUP EVENT TRACES

    4) on your right side you'll find a list, double click READYBOOT

    5) click on the STOP CONDITION tab and set the size you want

    press OK , done, reboot"


    you can disable it but it will reanable itself unless you disable the SUPER-FETCH service, i really do not recommend disabling it.


    if this is old news, then i'm sorry. :banana:
     
  2. MerolaC

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    Didn't know about this one
    Thank you!
    I just set it to 192 and moved it to another Hard Drive. (I think it will be faster that way)

    Again, thank you!
     
  3. Year

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    you're welcome. ;)

    i think moving it to another hdd is a good idea just like a Pagefile, you often gain some performance when your pagefile is read from another drive than the one where the games and programs are installed (that is IF you manage to max your ram and hit the pagefile).

    but since the ReadyBOOT is used on every boot, i think its a good idea to move it to another drive.
     
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    Thanks for posting. Nice find. I'll give it a try & see what happens.

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    Well I followed your instructions & it seems thats just for setting up an analytical tool to monitor you startup & increasing the amount of space it uses to store the data, not to actually speed it up. After increasing it & moving to another HD all I got was a trace graph. Thats the function of Startup Trace Event - Performance Monitor. It's basically Windows Performance Tools Kit, which is a great tool.
     
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  5. MerolaC

    MerolaC Ancient Guru

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    Well, after tried it, i DID improved the loading time of Windows.
    A LOT and no, it's not a placebo effect.
    Try it out. I can assure that it is working.
    Thank you again!



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    Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.03.vistakernel.aspx
     
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  6. ShadowMyth

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    ^ Well it did zero, ziltch, zip, nadda.... nothing for me but gave me a nice graph to look at. I'm glad it helped you. But for the life of me can't figure out how a performance monitoring tool can affect boot speed unless it's disabled when it usually is enabled thus removing it from memory.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744567(WS.10).aspx
     
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    Makes zero difference to me also
     
  8. Year

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    remember that not all computers are the same, some tweaks, drivers, etc it'll work for some and it won't work for some.

    no big deal, i still recommend everyone to at least give it a try and finding out for yourself. ;)

    if it works for you, great, if it doesn't no loss.
     
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    Buy me a SSD, year and il tell you if that gives me faster loading times :p
     
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    :D cheater.
     

  11. Fyew-jit-tiv

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    Correct me if im wrong.. If i want to move the readyboot to another device Do i use the directory tab and then change the root directory to what ever device i want.?
     

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