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14 Jul 2011  

Windows 7 Ultimate
Slower Boot After Reformat (from 7 Home Premium to 7 Ultimate

So my desktop computer had a nasty virus or something on it, and it was originally a 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium (as it came with the computer).

To get rid of it, I decided to wipe the whole HDD and install a clean Windows 7 Ultimate. But I noticed that the boot time for computer now is MUCH slower now.

Before on the Home Premium it would only hang at the "Welcome" screen for only about 5 seconds, then go straight to the desktop and I would be able to use it within minutes. Total boot time: probably under a minute.

Now on Ultimate, it hangs on the "Welcome" screen for about 30 seconds, then takes another 10 seconds before I can do anything. Total boot time: 1.5 or 2 minutes.

I've tried disabling some of the startup programs and ran a clean boot, but nothign would help bring the boot time as fast as it was before. I know that Ultimate has a lot more features, does that explain the extra boot time?

Would reverting back to Home Premium be worth it (I don't see myself using a whole lot of the extra features Ultimate has anyways). Also are there any tweaks that could help cut this boot time in half?
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