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Bootvis

December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Printer Friendly Version

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This simple program was created by Microsoft, but has been removed from their servers. The program is useful for troubleshooting start up programs, but its must valuable feature is an “optimize boot” function. When run once, this feature can increase Windows boot up times by several seconds.

Download the latest released version here: //www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=664

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  • 1 Ronnie Guthrie // Apr 27, 2008 at 5:26 AM


    The bootvis tool was removed from the Microsoft servers for a reason…

    “The boot optimization routines invoked by Bootvis.exe are built into Windows XP”

  • 2 Ryan Adams // Apr 27, 2008 at 11:26 AM


    @Ronnie Guthrie: I’ve read that Microsoft article before and find it interesting. The article basically says that Bootvis was not designed to increase performance, as its “optimize” function is already done routinely by Windows XP.
    There are plenty of people out there who will swear Bootvis did improve their boot times, and I personally can also attest to a performance increase.
    Obviously, with any program/tool it is best to do your own research. From my experience, Bootvis has helped and there is little danger in trying it.