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Fix Slow Startup Issue on Windows 7

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Fix Slow Startup Issue on Windows 7

Windows 7 is undoubted the best Operating system released by Microsoft with tons of features and customizations. In case you are using Windows 7 and is experiencing slow startup, then Microsoft has released a hotfix which solves the slow start up on Windows 7 running a high resolution display and using display setting other than the default dpi (96).

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This issue may occur when the default dpi display setting in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is set to a value other than 96 dpi for a high resolution monitor. In this scenario, the computer has an unexpectedly slow startup time after a change is made to the default dpi display setting. Then, the computer has an unexpectedly slow startup time every other time that the computer is started.

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You can check this setting from Control Panel-> Hardware and Sound-> Make text or other items larger or smaller. If the setting is set to a different value, you may have to apply this hotfix.

You need to contact Microsoft Support to get the hotfix.

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  1. Mike Nash

    January 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Can you help point to the hot fix or a specific page within support? I have hunted around the MS Support site and cant locate this.

  2. Slow startup

    February 26, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Do you know if this affects both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems? I don’t see why it should matter, but the four different systems where I came across this issue were all using 64-bit…

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