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I've read several threads over the years where people talk about boot speeds. I've seen some people say they had windows full booting in under a minute, some faster. Regular hdds, not ssds. I have never in the 3 computer's I've had over the last 8 years had one that takes less than 2-3 minutes to boot from a full power off, one of them took almost 5 minutes till it was usable from pushing the button. Are these people referring to power on from a hibernate though? That I boot in less than 30-40 seconds. Just curious what the standard measure is when people talk about boot times.

TLDR Are people posting cold boot times or hibernate boot times?

I am a noob, only tried the hibernate option first time 2 days ago... and have every intention of using it from now on instead of full power off that I was doing.
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I've read several threads over the years where people talk about boot speeds. I've seen some people say they had windows full booting in under a minute, some faster. Regular hdds, not ssds. I have never in the 3 computer's I've had over the last 8 years had one that takes less than 2-3 minutes to boot from a full power off. Are these people referring to power on from a hibernate though? That I boot in less than 30-40 seconds. Just curious what the standard measure is when people talk about boot times.

TLDR Are people posting cold boot times or hibernate boot times.

I am a noob, only tried the hibernate option first time 2 days ago...

 

Cold boot times, but these people have put some effort into getting shorter boot times and I'm one of them. My drive setup used to be Windows XP with two 250GB Seagate Barracudas (one as C: and one as D:) and my computer not only cold-booted in under a minute and a half, but it would take about a minute and 15 seconds to restart Windows.

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I was just wondering what I was missing to get these boot times. Didn't realize there was much one could do to shorten or control them at all. Just figured that was the way it is, or that I was making some catastrophic error every time I built one.
 
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I was just wondering what I was missing to get these boot times. Didn't realize there was much one could do to shorten or control them at all. Just figured that was the way it is, or that I was making some catastrophic error every time I built one.

 

I think it's a combination of disabling unused hardware in the BIOS and also lightening the load for the startup of Windows as much as possible. Lightening that load can be quite time-consuming, so it's not as simple as just saying it like that. It also helps to use an anti-virus that's as light on the system as possible, if an anti-virus is desired.

 

I've always been like this, and so the last time I had a startup that was 2-3 minutes or longer was when I had an old 500 MHz Pentium III system with a 40 GB 5400 RPM IDE hard drive (Barracuda, I think).

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