Description of how Windows optimizes the virtual memory to minimize the need for hard pagefaults.
Applications optimized to run on single CPU systems, will perform worse on multi CPU systems.
The hard disk performance is very dependent on the configuration of the disk cache.
How the kernel memory area is divided into the different page pools.
How to increase the allowed amount of concurrent I/O request for a disk controller.
How to change the size of the NTFS transaction log to handle peak loads.
Description of different causes and solutions to hard disk performance problems.
Decide the CPU priority when starting an application.
Prevent that all Windows Explorer instances crashes just because one gets a fatal error.
Configure how the process scheduler should split up the processor slots.
List of steps to perform before starting a file defragmentation on a hard disk partition.
Prevent the Windows kernel core from being paged to disk.
How to configure Windows NT4 to use DMA for IDE ATA hard drives.
Different utilities available to keep file fragmentation at a low level, and maintain good hard disk performance.
How to configure memory size of the file cache for faster file operations.
Improve the performance of high speed I/O devices by allowing them to lock more memory for data transfers.
Windows has trouble with determining the size of the second level cache for older CPU's.
Lower the disk activity by disabling the updating of when a file was last accessed.
Speed up the creation of new files by not creating a 8.3 filename for backward compatibility.
How temporary files cause file fragmentation and different RAM disk options.
Finding the the optimal size and location for the Windows swap file.
Update the DirectX runtime after installing new drivers to prevent conflicts.
Uninstall unneeded fonts to speed up boot times and free memory.
Speed up the Windows experience by disabling unneeded visual effects.
Description of how the drivers and firmware for the computer hardware should be updated to get the best performance.
The Master File Table is the index for all files and directories placed on a ntfs partition and critical for ntfs performance.
Description of how Microsoft Windows requires constant updating to get the best performance.
How to change the cluster size of a partition with description of the different filesystems and their limitations.