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    SMART Notebook 11 load times

    Before I install this at school #3, has anyone got a fix for the painfully slow load times? If not, I'll stick with v10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Before I install this at school #3, has anyone got a fix for the painfully slow load times? If not, I'll stick with v10.
    I think we found windows 7 was the cure for Version 11's ills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    I think we found windows 7 was the cure for Version 11's ills.
    This is on W7 Pro x64 .

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    Just started reading this and was hoping someone was going to post that they have a solution! A year on from this post and it's still V11 and it's still slow to load! Hopefully, someone has found a solution now!

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    Nope, still slow. Even on an i7 with an SSD it takes 40+ seconds to load up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Nope, still slow. Even on an i7 with an SSD it takes 40+ seconds to load up.
    I can't quite believe that! Are you talking complete boot times, or the time just to load SmartNotebook 11?
    We use Win 7 Enterprise, on i7s, with 4GB and an SSD, and Smart notebook 11 will load an empty notebook in about 10-12 seconds. If its a preprepared one, with lots of content, then it does take a little longer, but normally not much longer than 25 seconds. We have some win8 machines, and these seem a bit quicker if i'm honest.

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    Ok, I just tested it on my desktop here - i7 4770K, 16GB RAM, SSD. 25 seconds from clicking on Notebook icon to having the software ready for use, with a blank window.

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    Some of my problems MAY have been with HP bloatware. School didn't have EES at the time, so was manually uninstalling stuff before creating image. The same machines built from a clean install seem much better, but it's still not fast.

    I say HP as similarly specced Dell machines didn't seem as bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    I say HP as similarly specced Dell machines didn't seem as bad.
    That may explain why we don't seem to suffer. We use Dells USF with SSDs. Almost all are i5 @2.9Ghz, or better.

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    Resurrecting this thread, is anyone else experiencing delays opening Office applications (notably Word and Powerpoint) with Smart Ink installed? Running Windows 7 Enterprise x64 with Office Professional Plus 2010 x64.

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