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14 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
best boot order in win 7

Hi,

Maybe stupid question....but even so:

My laptop boot order is HDD/SSD, USB,DVD,....

Should I change it?
It will be better to start by the DVD?

Of course I may change it hiting F2 and then go back again to another order!

paulo

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14 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

It depends on what you are trying to do. If you are trying to boot straight to the installed Windows, then that order is fine.

I usually set USB first so I don't have to remember the to change the boot order if I am booting from a USB.

Regards,
Golden
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14 Sep 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
Hi,

Maybe stupid question....but even so:

My laptop boot order is HDD/SSD, USB,DVD,....

Should I change it?
It will be better to start by the DVD?

Of course I may change it hiting F2 and then go back again to another order!

paulo
If you are a plain vanilla user, then HDD/SSD, DVD/CVD, USB.
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14 Sep 2012   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'd probably leave it at HD, DVD, USB---and then use the built-in menu to make one-time changes to boot order as needed.

I used to always go with DVD, HD USB, figuring that the usually empty DVD drive would be quickly bypassed in favor of the HD during the boot process. That worked fine for years, but then I ran into a BIOS (Gigabyte) that spent 20 seconds during every boot trying to find a disc in the DVD drive, rather than quickly skipping it.

So, I went back to HD, DVD, USB to save the 20 seconds and use the menu as needed.
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15 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the tips :-)
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