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Decrease Windows 7 login time

04/17/2012 8143 views

I am attempting to slim down the login times for FIRST TIME users on my Latitudes. My optiplex's login at Microsoft's standard of 45 secs, but my Latitude take a wopping 2 mins!! I managed to shave 100 mb of the default profile and have lowered the login time to 1:15 but that is still too long. What esle can I do to shave off some time off create a new profile and logging in?

Dell latitudes E6420s , maybe some E5420s running Windows 7 64 bit, and yes this a production image.


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I had something similar happen to me and it turned out that on the first log in the Windows Search service was attempting to set up indexing on folders that the users didn't have access to and was timing out over and over. I would try disabling the windows search service and then log in again to see if that helps any.

Answered 04/17/2012 by: bparme
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About half way down the page it talks about setting up procmon (a Systernals tool) to monitor process running on Startup. Assuming it is a domain joined machine look into what policies are being depolyed to the machines. We had Visio Viewer 2003 that was causing Windows 7 machines to take forever to boot.

I've seen Intel Management Engine Driver cause slowness with the boot times as well.

Answered 04/18/2012 by: elgoosea
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try typing msconfig at the execute prompt.  Look at your startup programs...might find a few that really isn`t useful.  Remove the checkbox and reboot to see if your issue improves.

Answered 04/17/2012 by: KevinViolette
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Which Latitude models, also 32 or 64 bit Windows 7, and is this just the base imaged, or production with additional apps installed?

Answered 04/17/2012 by: Moedius
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Do they run any login scripts and/or printer installs at login? Specially printer installs over network can be slow.

Answered 04/17/2012 by: Erroneus
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Try implementing AppSense in your organization. It is the future technology and it will reduce logon time to 7 seconds.

Answered 04/17/2012 by: piyushnasa
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