Windows 7 Service –Improving start-up times

Group policy change

IT Services will be applying a new group policy which will disable several unnecessary update services and set Keyserver to a delayed start. This has shown to improve start up times and shutdown issues on computers with standard hard drives (i.e. not SSD’s).

HOW WILL THE WORKS AFFECT ME?

The group policy is applied at start-up therefore on the first boot the start-up time may be slightly longer. If you were affected by slow start up times due to these services then the improvement will be noticeable on the next boot up.

TIMESCALE?

The group policies will be rolled out with the following schedule:

All Labs: Mon 2nd November

ITS Windows 7 staff PCs: Wednesday 28th October

AA-deptstaff Windows 7 staff PCs: Monday 2nd November

Support Staff Windows 7 staff PCs: Wednesday 4th November

All Windows 7 staff PCs: Monday 9th November

The change will be applied on the next start-up which in most cases will be the next day.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk