Bootvis was originally designed to help computer manufacturers create Windows compatible systems. It has multiple tools to facilitate troubleshooting hardware and BIOS influences on Windows boot-up. It has only one user application, and that is to order the boot files on the disc to optimize access time during boot. To do this it uses a native, built-in function of Windows itself which deploys the defragmenter to arrange the boot files.
Windows is designed to do this automatically about every 3 days when the system has been idle for 15-20min. Many of us do not let our systems idle for this long, so this part of Idle Tasks
never gets run.
Fortunately, since it is
a native Windows process, Idle Tasks
can be initiated manually. I have created a shortcut to this process.
Right click the desktop and select New>Shortcut.
In the box that says "Type the location..." paste this: %windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
For one-time use, the above can be put into a Run
I don't know that it is required, but while it runs, I leave my system alone. (10-15min)
This will provide you with all the benefit that Bootvis can provide without the need to install it, and also without the risk of using it improperly and borking your system. I run it every 3 days or so, just like Windows would if I gave it a chance.
If you regularly leave your system idle for periods of time, it is unlikely that either Idle Tasks
or Bootvis will provide any better boot time than you now experience.
Also please understand that Idle Tasks
won't speed up the loading of your personal programs that are set to start with Windows. Those are up to you, and for that, I like WinPatrol: http://www.winpatrol.com/