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I am using the build in my sig and windows 7 boot time when i installed it was around 20 - 25 sec and now it is above 30... i have tune up utilities, avast, spybot and keep my computer up to date. i have had this installation of windows for 6 months. also, the time it takes for the startup programs to load after login seems slower as well. I defrag, clean all the temporary files, run a virus and spyware scan and check for drive defects every week and still my computer continues to gradually get slower and slower. however my average frame-rate in a game that i installed right after installing windows remains the same.

any help would be appreciated

PS
i already did some of the tweaks in the sticky about making windows xp faster.
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reformat, easy solution!
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oh have u cleaned up your registry?
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reformat, easy solution!
um yeah...

basically every program you install, adds to the registry, and windows needs to load the registry at boot time, to know what to start, how to start it, and what it should be doing when started.

if you do take the other users suggestion about cleaning up your registry, be careful, as this is the heart and soul of windows, minor mistakes in it, can lead to unforgivable situations, as it is quite a pain to load and edit a non active windows registry for editing or restoration, if backup/restore has been disabled or proved ineffective (and at times re-installing might be the only option to fix a corrupted registry).

honestly, the safest thing to do, is what you have been doing, if you didn't do what you been doing, your boot times could be triple or even quadruple of what they are now.
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To speed boot up even more, get an SSD. Watch your boottime become <10 seconds.
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reformat, easy solution!
yaaa.... i really don't want to reformat my computer

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oh have u cleaned up your registry?
i run tunup utilities 2011 regestry cleaner like every week
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To speed boot up even more, get an SSD. Watch your boottime become <10 seconds.

Very true from the above.
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Hi
I am using the build in my sig and windows 7 boot time when i installed it was around 20 - 25 sec and now it is above 30... i have tune up utilities, avast, spybot and keep my computer up to date. i have had this installation of windows for 6 months. also, the time it takes for the startup programs to load after login seems slower as well. I defrag, clean all the temporary files, run a virus and spyware scan and check for drive defects every week and still my computer continues to gradually get slower and slower. however my average frame-rate in a game that i installed right after installing windows remains the same.

any help would be appreciated

PS
i already did some of the tweaks in the sticky about making windows xp faster.
More programs you install = slower the boot, how many processes start up during launch?

EDIT: My computer only has 34 processes at start for a comparison.
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More programs you install = slower the boot, how many processes start up during launch?

EDIT: My computer only has 34 processes at start for a comparison.
68 here ^^ i got loads of crap installed.
    
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More programs you install = slower the boot, how many processes start up during launch?

EDIT: My computer only has 34 processes at start for a comparison.
I have 16 programs that start after I log on:

-AS Loader-Asus
-Avast! Antivirus-Avast
-Blah-a simple vbs script that i made that makes the numlock capslock etc lights blink like a progress bar kinda.....
-Catalyst Control Center Launcher-AMD
-GpuBoostServer-Asus
-Microsoft Windows Backup-Microsoft
-PC Probe II-Asus
-QFan Help-Asus
-Realtek HD Audio Manager-Realtek
-Six Engine-Asus
-TurboV EVO-Asus
-TurboV HELP-Asus
-Windows Desktop Gadgets-Microsoft
-Windows Live Messenger-Microsoft
-JMicron IDE Raid driver-JMicron
-Zone Alarm-Zone Labs
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