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.
Use power management to throttle the processor when idle, and get a cool CPU temperature.
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 amount of memory the NTFS filesystem can use for file operations.
Windows includes text services to handle speech and handwritting recognition that can cause conflicts with other applications.
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.
Disabling the page file to prevent Windows from unloading memory to the hard disk.
Microsoft Windows can speed up the launch of application by prefetching the data the application usually request at startup.
Description of different causes and solutions to hard disk performance problems.
How to configure the location of WMI logs and how verbose the logs should be.
Faster boot times by not spending time on detecting non-existing IDE devices.
How to activate performance counters for the different performance objects in Windows NT.
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.
How to configure Windows to use DMA for IDE ATA hard drives.
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.
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.
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.