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This section contains information to help system designers and manufacturers optimize systems for best performance.

Many factors affect performance: firmware design, applications that load at system startup, memory and I/O components, and the built-in capabilities of system components such as graphics, storage, and networking devices.

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Windows PC Accelerators

Download a paper on the Windows PC Accelerators that improve performance: SuperFetch, ReadyBoot, ReadyBoost, ReadyDrive; guidance for PC and storage device manufacturers.

Using Hardware Performance Counters on Windows

This paper describes how drivers can safely use hardware performance counters on Windows 7 platforms.


Improve Performance of a File Server with SMB Direct

Performance Tuning Guidelines for previous versions of Windows Server

Microsoft Server Performance Advisor

How to Use NTttcp to Test Network performance

Windows Events

Windows Performance Toolkit Technical Reference

Windows Performance Monitor



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