Speeding Up My Windows Development VM – Part 1

I am running Windows 8.1 with Visual Studio 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 in a Parallels VM under OS/X Mavericks on a 2012 Mac Book Pro.  I will be doing some things with the hardware, OS and system configuration to speed things up.  Here’s my current baseline:

PassMark Overall: 2557.2
PassMark DiskMark Overall: 4080
Compile/Build/Test Large .NET App: 4:10

Let’s see what I can do to speed this up over the next couple of days

 

 

 

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