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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

28 Nov 2014   #1661
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Should help your battery life too

A Guy


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28 Nov 2014   #1662
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Cool I didn't think about that
I was just hoping for more pep and less heat production which it did that nicely
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28 Nov 2014   #1663
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

A lot of the restart times are dependent on the Motherboard. I have never had a restart time under 30 seconds. But, the majority of that was POST time. I timed it once from the time I saw the 'Windows loading' screem. I was on the desktop in about 8 or 9 seconds, I believe. The batch file everyone uses counts POST which we have little to no control over and neither does the SSD.
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28 Nov 2014   #1664
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ha I was under the impression the start time started from the moment you power up and minus the actual entering the password bit then the fully loaded desktop/ and what ever is on the startup list
Which the old hdd was allot slower but didn't see exactly what the startup time was but it was noticeably allot slower than now,
Loving clean installs makes it allot more straight forward than cloning.....
No bugs transferring which I found quite a few during preparation for transfer I was not liking :/

But yea from login to desktop is extremely faster
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28 Nov 2014   #1665
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The hard drive/SSD has nothing to do with the POST time. After Post, when you see the first loading windows screen is the first time the SSD has anything to do with start up. At least that's what I think. POST is up to the BIOS. My Asus Motherboard is extremely slow for some reason. I had an Asrock board that from the time I pushed restart until I was back on a fully functional desktop was 23 seconds. I think the fastest time I have seen with this board was 30 seconds.
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28 Nov 2014   #1666
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The hard drive/SSD has nothing to do with the POST time. After Post, when you see the first loading windows screen is the first time the SSD has anything to do with start up. At least that's what I think. POST is up to the BIOS. My Asus Motherboard is extremely slow for some reason. I had an Asrock board that from the time I pushed restart until I was back on a fully functional desktop was 23 seconds. I think the fastest time I have seen with this board was 30 seconds.
You are correct that POST times are up to the BIOS (and UEFI, which replaces BIOS). My Asus P9X79 WS MOBO is also slow to post, especially compared to the BIOSes on my notebooks. Adding insult to injury, my HBA card (it gives me 8 more SATA III ports) also has to boot up its own BIOS (and it takes its own sweet time doing so) and the Marvel chips have to boot up their own BIOS. Once the OS starts to load, everything becomes lightning fast.

Although I haven't timed it, my current notebook boots up in about 20-30 seconds, including the time it takes to POST and for me to type in my password (and I type slowly).
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28 Nov 2014   #1667
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well I am using uefi and wasn't before on this laptop so possibly that showed the most improvement besides a cleaner startup list
Good info
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08 Dec 2014   #1668
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Good on you, Mike.
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17 Dec 2014   #1669
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
A lot of the restart times are dependent on the Motherboard. I have never had a restart time under 30 seconds. But, the majority of that was POST time. I timed it once from the time I saw the 'Windows loading' screem. I was on the desktop in about 8 or 9 seconds, I believe. The batch file everyone uses counts POST which we have little to no control over and neither does the SSD.
Are you doing a EFI boot and EFI formatted boot partition on a GPT disk? That makes a big difference. The post handoff to Windows is much faster. That is one thing you can do to improve post a lot. It helps to have a a GOP/EFI compatible VBIOS on your video card though, or you have to use CSM mode which is not a full EFI boot. Most video card vendors will supply you one if you ask. Brought mine down form 20-30s to 16s.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

https://www.happyassassin.net/2014/0...lly-work-then/

GPT/EFI It is a completely different disk format and layout, and a completely different boot loader than MBR/BIOS. You do not have to reinstall windows from scratch, you can convert from MBR/BIOS to GPT/EFI from a backup of your windows partition:

How to Restore an MBR System image to UEFI/GPT (Convert, GPT, MBR, Restore)

that is what I did.
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18 Dec 2014   #1670
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Thanks Gene, I have never done a UEFI install, but we are getting more and more questions about it here. My next install, I may try one just to get some experience with it and gain a little more knowledge about it.
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