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    Post your boot up times

    One of the articles I read regarding Windows 8 was the new improved way to speed up boot times.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...windows-8.aspx



    I installed the Windows 8 preview and I must say I was rather impressed with the boot time. To get to the login screen from power off it took me 7 seconds on a VM (No fancy SSD)
    hopefully the final release is as fast as this.

    What’s your boot up times?
    Last edited by ihaveaproblem; 19th September 2011 at 04:40 PM.

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    SSD 1 Second after POST
    PC (Velociraptor Drive) 5 Seconds after POST
    PC (normal 7200RPM Drive) 9 Seconds after POST
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    My windows 7 box's i've created for our music suite (non-domained) boot in 4 secs after the fog screen. (i3, 4gb ram corsair ssd)

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    My windows 7 box's i've created for our music suite (non-domained) boot in 4 secs after the fog screen. (i3, 4gb ram corsair ssd)
    Show off ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Show off ^^
    always nice to gloat! the same machine on a normal hhd was around 14 seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    always nice to gloat! the same machine on a normal hhd was around 14 seconds
    Impressive Machines here take around 40 - 50 seconds on Win7..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Impressive Machines here take around 40 - 50 seconds on Win7..
    yeah the ones on the domain take around 25/30 (ssd version) and 40/50 with normal HDD. quick booting and login times has enabled us to turn the computers off after 15 mins of nobody logged in rather then have to leave them on during frees as they take forever to boot!

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    I've just tried this, 1 second after POST for initial switch on using an ssd, but oddly 4-5 seconds after POST if I do a restart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Show off ^^
    nephilim got 1 second with an SSD and you're calling glennda a show off? =P

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    7-8 secs on a domained i5 machine with 8Gb RAM and a 60Gb SSD

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    Is this just to get to the logon screen? It's Applying Computer settings, the AV and roaming profiles that kill the logon time usually. Boot speed is pretty good on most hardware these days

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    Has any tracked the boot up times after you've started adding more than just the bare bones OS (previous versions always seemed fast until you added a little day to day bloat...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WasBigWheels View Post
    Has any tracked the boot up times after you've started adding more than just the bare bones OS (previous versions always seemed fast until you added a little day to day bloat...)
    My non domained machines which boot have our full music image including Cubase sibelius, av and all other bits required by them that is to a useable desktop. Domain machines are slightly slower.

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    3-4 seconds with new SSD. My old dinosaur of a computer was like 2 minutes to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    One of the articles I read regarding Windows 8 was the new improved way to speed up boot times.
    Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs



    I installed the Windows 8 preview and I must say I was rather impressed with the boot time. To get to the login screen from power off it took me 7 seconds on a VM (No fancy SSD)
    hopefully the final release is as fast as this.

    What’s your boot up times?
    No wonder it booted up quick.......its a VM....

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