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Hello OCN, I have been a long time user of Win 7, and have recently upgraded to Win 8. I have noticed something that I found quite odd. I was wondering if anybody else is experiencing the same result as I am.

Basically any time I "restart" my computer, it takes much longer on 8 than 7. I thought windows 8 was suppose to be much faster in boot/restart than 7, especially if you have an SSD, like I do? The weird thing is, running win 8 from a "cold start", meaning completely turned off, power disconnected, and turn back on, Win 8 is an absolute beast and loads up MUCH quicker than 7. It's just the restart takes forever on 8 versus 7....it basically hangs on the screen with black background and windows logo....the one after the BIOS screen that is. Win 7 restart is very quick on that same screen, whereas Win 8 just hangs there for a bit....is anybody else experiencing this, and is it normal?

Thanks in advanced
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Win 8 IS supposed to be much faster.

 

At restart as well

 

Something is wrong there, but I can't think of what at the moment.

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Yep something is wrong. My rig restarts in probably 20 seconds with my WD 7200rpm HDD.
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Hello OCN, I have been a long time user of Win 7, and have recently upgraded to Win 8. I have noticed something that I found quite odd. I was wondering if anybody else is experiencing the same result as I am.
Basically any time I "restart" my computer, it takes much longer on 8 than 7. I thought windows 8 was suppose to be much faster in boot/restart than 7, especially if you have an SSD, like I do? The weird thing is, running win 8 from a "cold start", meaning completely turned off, power disconnected, and turn back on, Win 8 is an absolute beast and loads up MUCH quicker than 7. It's just the restart takes forever on 8 versus 7....it basically hangs on the screen with black background and windows logo....the one after the BIOS screen that is. Win 7 restart is very quick on that same screen, whereas Win 8 just hangs there for a bit....is anybody else experiencing this, and is it normal?
Thanks in advanced

I have the exact same problem as well.
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Based on your sig hardware, you needed to do an UEFI install, when you installed.
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Based on your sig hardware, you needed to do an UEFI install, when you installed.


Can you please explain?
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Can you please explain?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749064%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

With newer hardware you want to do the EFI install option, make sure you turn on secure boot or whatever in your UEFI (BIOS), then set it to Windows Boot Manager for the boot priority in your UEFI. That should result in around 10 second boot ups, mine is 3-4 seconds after I see the windows logo, maybe 5-6 seconds POST screen.
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749064%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
With newer hardware you want to do the EFI install option, make sure you turn on secure boot or whatever in your UEFI (BIOS), then set it to Windows Boot Manager for the boot priority in your UEFI. That should result in around 10 second boot ups, mine is 3-4 seconds after I see the windows logo, maybe 5-6 seconds POST screen.

It is set to "UEFI Secure Boot & "Windows Boot Manager" is 1st in the boot priority from cold ie the computer has been shut down & fully powered off at the mains it will boot in 5 secs after the post screen. But if I shut the computer down but do not power off at the mains it takes ages to fully boot up I also have the same problem with a restart. Also if I set to boot from my Samsung SSD (Windows is on this drive) it will not boot, I have to set it too Windows Boot Manager to enable it too boot.
Edited by Rapid7 - 11/11/12 at 10:46am
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It is set to "UEFI Secure Boot & "Windows Boot Manager" is 1st in the boot priority from cold ie the computer has been shut down & fully powered off at the mains it will boot in 5 secs after the post screen. But if I shut the computer down but do not power off at the mains it takes ages to fully boot up I also have the same problem with a restart. Also if I set to boot from my Samsung SSD (Windows is on this drive) it will not boot, I have to set it too Windows Boot Manager to enable it too boot.

Oh, that's odd, not sure then.
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Something is def wrong.


Just wondering, are you using Start8?
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