Turn HPET on for Windows 7

article #136, updated 4533 days ago

If you see Windows 7 slow or less reliable than it should be, go deep into the BIOS and see if you can find an “HPET” item.  It may need to be enabled.  HPET is an option which permits certain operating systems (not XP, I believe) to multitask hardware into much smaller increments, which ends up permitting much higher overall responsiveness.