Set Vista to use both cores on boot

fitz

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Found this little ditty from on10.net who in turn pulled it from Peter Provost

In Windows Vista, there’s a setting that lets you configure your PC to use both cores upon booting up (by default, it only uses one). You can change this setting in the System Configuration menu to get your PC to boot faster. Here’s how:

1. Go to Start, type msconfig and hit [Enter]
2. In the System Configuration Window, select the Boot tab
3. Click on Advanced Options
4. In the BOOT Advanced Options dialog, check the "Number of processors" check box, and choose 2 (or 4 if you have quad core) for the number of processors.
5. Click OK twice
 

ElementalDragon

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uuh.... you have any idea how old this is? And it's already been proven to be pretty much a myth. That option is for number of PROCESSORS, not the number of CORES.

edit: the same thing was on XP too.
 

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lol.. so, I'm a little behind the tiems (good tiems!) never noticed it before.. :p

I suppose I can test it on an XP box with dual processors to see if it makes any difference with 2 physical procs..
 

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windows automatically uses them all. That option was for limiting how many it used for testing purposes :)
 

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Here I was hoping I could actually start taking advantage of my 4 cores - dang you Fitz for lying to me!! :p :smoker:
 

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lol.. so, I'm a little behind the tiems (good tiems!) never noticed it before.. :p

I suppose I can test it on an XP box with dual processors to see if it makes any difference with 2 physical procs..

I'm going to copyright good tiems!

Sue all y'all for your measly little cookies.

Rawr !!!
 

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Also well known for the ORLY owl, although we haven't seen that in awhile :(
 

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Fitzy, I didn't know this. Too bad, too.
 

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