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How fast is your Windows 7 boot?

Poll Results: How fast is your Windows 7 boot?

 
  • 24% (20)
    5-10 seconds
  • 16% (14)
    11-15 seconds
  • 13% (11)
    16-20 seconds
  • 26% (22)
    21-30 seconds
  • 15% (13)
    31-60 seconds
  • 3% (3)
    61-90 seconds
  • 0% (0)
    90+ seconds
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post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Vote!

Also, please clarify:
1) What storage medium you are using (i.e. an SSD, RAID array, etc)
2) If you have done any performance tweaks

Forgot to mention you should start the timer when you see "Starting windows" and stop the timer once you see your desktop.
Edited by kiwiasian - 1/20/11 at 9:06pm
post #2 of 49
When should I start timing my boot? I mean, from the moment I press the power button, or as soon as the POST is done?

I actually just use a little app called Restart Time: http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/Restart-Time.vbs

I found this in some thread posted here on OCN, and I think it was originally linked on SevenForums.com, but I can't find this thread anymore. So I decided to upload the app for this post. heh

Anyway, this app tells me this:




This is on my sig rig.

Regarding any tweaks: I reduced the number of processes running in the background down to 31. So when idling after a fresh boot, there are 31 processes running.
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post #4 of 49
I put 16-20 seconds (don't really feel like actually timing it). I don't have many startup applications other than Digsby, Steam, MSI Afterburner and a few other smaller ones. Also having this SSD really helps. It doesn't have the greatest performance by any means but the access times and read speed of it really help to decrease the time to open apps. In the future I'd like to get a better performing SSD (and preferably a larger capacity).

As far as performance tweaks go, the only thing I've really done is make sure that I only have what I want to open on startup. Everything else opens up when I need it.

[EDIT] Guess I was a little off XD. I'm not sure when it actually starts
timing it but this is what it says for my startup time:

It certainly doesn't feel that slow though.
Edited by ibfreeekout - 1/20/11 at 8:59pm
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post #5 of 49
Ooh I'm gonna try that program tomorrow, but I'd guess 16ish?
post #6 of 49
ibfreeekout: that's your reboot time.

By the way, can you crop that?
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post #7 of 49
For timing just the startup of Windows, the timing should begin as soon as the motherboard's POST is finished - right at the moment when it begins loading Windows.

Edit: I just timed mine, and I got ~15 seconds. I stopped timing it when I got to the desktop and then saw the mouse pointer change from Working In Background to just the normal pointer (when the Taskbar seems to get refreshed).
Edited by TwoCables - 1/20/11 at 9:00pm
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post #8 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
ibfreeekout: that's your reboot time.

By the way, can you crop that?
So I assume that also includes POST?

Anyway, image is cropped. Sorry bought that
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post #9 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibfreeekout View Post
So I assume that also includes POST?

Anyway, image is cropped. Sorry bought that
Yep, it is the total restart time. But in my opinion, it stops its timer about 2-5 seconds earlier than it probably should.
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post #10 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yep, it is the total restart time. But in my opinion, it stops its timer about 2-5 seconds earlier than it probably should.
Ahh ok. I thought that was counting just from when Windows first started loading to Desktop. Honestly that's the number I mostly care about because you can't really do too much about the POST time, other than turning Quick Booting on.
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