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Archive for September 7th, 2011

Examining Windows 7 Boot Performance

Posted by William Diaz on September 7, 2011


Boot performance in Windows Vista and 7 has become such a focus that a whole area of the Event Viewer is dedicated to it. Here, you can investigate boot metrics and troubleshoot causes of slow boot up times. You can find these events under Diagnostics-Performance by going to Event Viewer > Applications and Service Logs (this part of the tree will take a few seconds to expand) > Microsoft > Windows. Read the rest of this entry »

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Attach A Task To A Windows Event

Posted by William Diaz on September 7, 2011


I often find myself needing to track events on various user workstations when some operation takes places that triggers a specific event. In XP, this required that you be proactive and periodically check the Event Viewer logs or wait for the user to reply if they encountered the issue you are tracking. Keeping track of this across several workstations can be a little overwhelming, especially if you are tracking different issues.

A new feature of the Windows Vista and 7 Event Viewer is the ability to be notified of a specific event. To do this: Read the rest of this entry »

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Get the XP Event Viewer in Windows Vista\7

Posted by William Diaz on September 7, 2011


For the Windows minimalists, the classic XP style Event Viewer can be found in Windows Vista\7. To enable it, run an elevated command prompt and type regsvr32 els.dll. Now open the MMC and from File > Add/Remove Snap-in select Classic Event Viewer: Read the rest of this entry »

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