Time Saving Tuesday

Last week IntelliAdmin posted an article about downloading a User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean) that was released by Microsoft. The cleanup service will let your computer shutdown faster by constantly keeping up with your profile instead of waiting until a user turns off their computer. There are a lot more technical details behind it but that is the main gist of what it does.

CyberNotes: Reduce Your Computer's Shutdown Time

All you have to do is download this file from Microsoft and execute it. You should see an installation window similar to the one above. Continue through the installation by agreeing to the terms and selecting the installation directory. Once the installation has completed you will be prompted to close the window. That’s all!

You will not see anything located in your Start Menu and there will be no shortcuts on your Desktop. The UPHClean will run silently in the background without even needing to restart your computer after the installation is done. It installs itself as a Windows service which means it will automatically run each time you start Windows. Another cool thing is that you can always uninstall this and you still won’t have to restart Windows.

So why don’t you go ahead and give this a shot. Maybe you will save yourself more time than you ever thought possible :) .