Establishing a Performance Baseline 704
Monitoring Performance in Real Time 710
Basic Strategies for Improving Performance 721
Advanced Performance Analysis Tools and Techniques 735
Ultimately, the performance of your PC is a matter of personal preference. For some, waiting a few seconds as the system starts is no big deal. For others, it's worth spending hours of tweaking and tuning to shave a few milliseconds off the time it takes for an application to launch.
The software engineers who designed and built Windows 7 paid close attention to making sure it takes full advantage of the hardware on which it's installed. We know from personal experience and extensive hands-on testing that they've succeeded ...