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Decrease Boot Time (TTID #247)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 37,956 /  Created: January 30, 2002
WARNING!!! - This registry patch has been reported to corrupt Windows XP SP2 installs. Unless you want to reload your system do not apply if you have SP2 of Windows XP.

The following tweak can decrease the amount of time Windows XP takes to boot by several seconds.

Launch RegEdit

Navigate to the following location:

Change the DWORD Value EnablePrefetcher
From 00000003 (Hex) / 3 (Decimal) to 00000005 (Hex) / 5 (Decimal).

Registry Editor
Key: [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters]
Value Name: EnablePrefetcher
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Default Value: 00000003 (Hex) / 3 (Decimal)
New Value: 00000005 (Hex) / 5 (Decimal)

WARNING: Use the information provided at your own risk. Always backup your system prior to modifying the registry. Serious problems may occur that require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved.

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