Yesterday Microsoft released a hotfix that’s a big collection of fixes for slow boot and slow login on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Check this article from one of the PFE’s: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/03/12/slow-boot-slow-login-sbsl-hotfix-rollup-for-windows-7-and-server-2008-r2-available-today.aspx Tested this on a computer that before the hotfix would use 20+ minutes, after applying the hotfix it now takes about […]
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I am often frustrated when I deploy machines using VMware. Not because it is VMware, but because it is so slow when using the console. By coincidence I found out that VMware actually has WDDM drivers installed/copied during VMware tools installation. So this led me to investigate if these drivers could speed things up in […]
I recently did a project involving Bitlocker on Windows 7 with HP computers. The customer had a couple of different models and TPM wasn´t enabled on all of them. So, to get Bitlocker to work, we first had to find a way to enable, set correct ownership and finally activate the TPM chip. The short […]
I posted in an earlier post that you can run “winsat –formal” during the deployment. As you probably know this takes a long time. A better method is to do this for each computer model you have and export the xml files that is placed under “C:WindowsPerformanceWinSATDataStore”. Copy the files over to your sourcefile directory […]
I recently had some problems injecting language packs offline into a Windows 7 Service pack 1 image file. After a lot of troubleshooting I realized that when Service pack 1 was released there were also released Service pack 1 versions of the language packs (dough!). The language packs can be downloaded from licensing.microsoft.com.