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How long does Windows take to boot

Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    on your system from the moment you switch your pc on?

    I count 38 seconds and that includes typing my password in.

    now I realise some people may have a lot more start up items and devices to be checked, I was just interested to see how fast some peoples comps are.
     
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  2. Qs

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    In all honesty... I've never counted.

    If I find myself in a position where I haven't got anything better to do then I'll count it and let you know. :p

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    Think its about 58 seconds on my works machine, its getting a bit long in the tooth and I put all my regularly used apps in the startup directory, so I just switch it on tap in password walk off make tea, and we are ready to rock when I get back.
     
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    Several minutes before the desktop is "usuable" but I'm not bothered - turn it on in the morning as soon as I get up and by the time I return with a cuppa it's good to go.

    Running a quad core 2.4 GHz with 3 Gb RAM, Xp pro - lots in startup tho (Skype, Steam, iplayer, Notes etc)
     
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    I was drunk when I decided to put the stop watch on, on Saturday night

    Yep I usually grab a beer from the fridge and I'm ready to rock

    I usually give it a minute from when Windows is booted before I start using it. I have steam etc too.
     
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    It really doesn't bother me. I'll do a wipe/reload at some point (it's overdue) when I can afford the downtime.
     
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    Can't remember - haven't rebooted my workstation for about five months
     
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    Cold Start with WINDOWS 7

    5 Seconds - POST Screen
    10 Seconds - Starting Windows
    28 Seconds - Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen
    38 Seconds - Rockin and Rollin
     
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    Ditto! Lol :ohmy
     
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    From the moment I push the power button to the moment i type in my password its 1min exactly.

    I have Raid controllers and stuff kicking in and testing so that eats into the time, ive also got 10 HDs as well in this PC, which slows things down when booting.

    Overall pretty darn good for a Vista X64 machine :)
    Im sure I could pop Windows 7 7201 Build on it and that time would be lowered considerably :)
     
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    Which OS you guys using just out of interest? :)
     
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    from a cold start my Mac is 38 seconds, from sleep its one!
     
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    I never leave mine on for long periods, especially if it's inactive.
     
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    He'll be on a VM.
     
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    Ah right, I only run my virtual machines when I need them as I have to enable VM support in the BIOS because I switch it off with being and overclocked machine.
     
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    I just restarted and set up the system to boot only the bare minimum on login.

    19 Seconds Starting Windows screen
    55 Seconds Password entry screen
    1:04 Ready to rock n' roll

    Windows 7 RC1 build 7100
    2 GB DDR2 Ram
    AMD Phenom II x4 Quad Proc.
    GeForce 7800 GT
     
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    I have outlook and quicktime switched off on start up but apart from that I load everything else.
     
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    I think if I stepped up to 4 or 8 GBs of RAM at 1066 instead of my 2 GB of 800 I would be rocking, that and maybe a GPU upgrade, which I don't think I'll ever do since I'm not much of a high end PC gamer anymore.
     
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    I don't game as much as I used to but I don't think I could go without it :)
     
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    This thread is soooo sad!
    Sorry people, but it's true!
     

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