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Speed up FireFox start time in Windows 7 by installing KB2505438

FireFox starts slowly , it may be because of a problem in Windows 7 that causes slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API

Mozilla in it's help docs states the problem and by installing a update for Windows 7 and server 2008 ,  KB2505438.

This issue occurs because the DirectWrite API starts to read font information directly from the font files and caches them directly if the FontCache service takes too long to respond.
Read more here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505438 .

It can be fixed in the following ways .

  1. In Windows, click Small Vista Logo , select All programs, then select Windows Update. The Windows Update window will open.
  2. Click the "Check for updates" link and wait until it is done.
    • If no updates are available, you have this KB update installed. Skip to the next section.
  3. Click "n optional updates are available". The View available updates panel will appear.
  4. Click "Optional" and search KB2505438 in the list.
    • If you don't find it, you have this KB update installed. Skip to the next section.
  5. Check it and click OK to close the View available updates panel.
  6. Click Install updates.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Start Firefox and check if it loads faster.

If you do not have the patientce to do so , download this msu package and instantly(well kinda cause u got to reboot) update it .
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