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Just a simple question. I thought it started when the Windows logo starts. But some guy just literally screamed his head off at me and said it starts when you press the power button.

He also called me a terrorist because I'm in the Navy. Lol
Edited by Evilsplashy - 9/15/12 at 12:56pm
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No bios tells the mobo to look for a hdd and then once bios has done its hardware check then you start to boot to windows
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Technically, windows boot time only starts when windows logo appears, but most of the time we include POST when comparing boot speed, that is from the press of the power button till the desktop shows
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This guy was saying the SSD and Windows 7 was affecting the speed of the BIOS, which is not true. I know an OS doesn't have an affect on BIOS. I just needed backup from you guys.
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You're right, he's wrong. thumb.gif
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YES. biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

This guy was saying the SSD and Windows 7 was affecting the speed of the BIOS, which is not true. I know an OS doesn't have an affect on BIOS. I just needed backup from you guys.

Well you were correct,
Power button, Bios check > finds Hdd with boot code and then once post is done then the OS takes control.
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My bios post takes longer then booting into windows tongue.gif
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I just want to go slap this guy in the face. He was pullin the "Im a certified IT guy at Best Buy" stuff. Lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

I just want to go slap this guy in the face. He was pullin the "Im a certified IT guy at Best Buy" stuff. Lol

You may slap him in the face from all of us. smile.gif
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