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Windows 7: How fast should WIN 7 (64) PRO LOAD UP?


01 Apr 2014   #1

64 WIN 7 PRO
 
 
How fast should WIN 7 (64) PRO LOAD UP?

How fast should WIN 7 (64) PRO LOAD UP?

i7 Intel 4770 3.4GHz / MSI B85-G41 PC Mate MB / 16GB DDR3 (1600) / Windows 7 64 PRO

I recently rebuilt my system and this time, I bought a Samsung 840 SDD 250GB Boot drive, because I hear it's soooo fast, with programs opening up much faster than the regular hard drives.

Although Photoshop opens within seconds, but from the time I turn my computer on, until I see the MSI Logo Boot screen is 35 seconds. Then it takes about one and a half minutes to fully get to the desktop screen.

Is this a normal boot time from when I turn on the computer to the windows desktop? TWO MINUTES????

I thought the new Solid state drives were supposed to be lightning faster than the regular HDD's.

Thank you!


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01 Apr 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

How many startup items/services are loading....check MSCONFIG. What anti-virus are you using?
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01 Apr 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello rivrbyte,

In addition, you might also go through the list below to help performance.

Optimize Windows 7
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01 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It may also depend on some drivers loaded for hardware during the boot.

For example, the Hauppauge HVR-2250 driver load adds about 20 secs. to the boot time.
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01 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is for my i5-4670/Asus Z87 and Samsung 830 boot drive encrypted with TrueCrypt. After entering my TrueCrypt password (pre-Windows), it takes 11 sec to get to the Windows 7x64 Ultimate password prompt, then after entering it, the desktop appears right away, but then it takes another 7 sec or so for all the startup programs to finish loading, which includes MSE (on-demand only), Calman Client 3, DisplayFusion, AI Suite III, Sysinternals Process Explorer, Plex server, Autohotkey, Powerchute Personal, Intel processes for RST, USB3, and their display driver, several Apple processes related to iTunes and QuickTime, etc. The desktop timing is based on waiting for the Calman Client (display profile manager) splash screen to disappear; it stays up for a few seconds before installing the profile, which I can tell by the slight change in the desktop colors. If I weren't using it, the desktop might become "usable" even faster.
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01 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Other suggestions

In addition to the good suggestions that have been made already - here are a few more things to investigate.

For some programs that you need to launch on startup it's possible to delay launching them for a few seconds by creating your own start up queue and launching those programs using a batch file stored in the following folder:

Start> Run

type

Shell:Startup

Press Enter.

or for all users it's Shell:Common Startup

I suppose that technique is only suitable for users who are comfortable with writing batch files for suitable applications to delay on startup!

Other places to look that haven't been mentioned:

Check Task Scheduler for tasks that run on startup and see if there's anything that's not needed or that could be delayed or disabled. You can delay such tasks using the Triggers tab.

Don't disable anything if you don't know what it is!

Advanced tweak for advanced users:

Take ownership of the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\DelayedApps

Change the value of the Delay_Sec. It is set to zero by default which means "0 seconds for the low priority period". You might want to change it and set it back to 60 seconds or so. (use decimal value).

Then restore ownership of the registry key to TrustedInstaller.

Make sure that Superfetch is set to auto start:

Start> Run

type

services.msc

Press Enter

Find Superfetch and check that it's set to auto start.

Then take a look at the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot

Make sure that the Start Value is set to 1


Okay so that will help in some way but disabling startup items that are not needed will make a difference. There is software available that can measure boot time and provide suggestions on what to disable but I hesitate to recommend it to inexperienced users. It can be run for test purposes but needs to be either disabled or removed after it's served it's purpose.

It will provide safe useful suggestions on items that can be disabled, delayed or removed.

How to speed up PC boot time

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01 Apr 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like your POST/BIOS is the bottleneck for you. some do their job faster than others. My ASUS board's BIOS just sits and spins for 20-22 seconds, reboot time is 48-54 seconds. Another one reboots in around 30 seconds, both systems have SSDs.

I quit caring about reboot time though, the system is still very fast and responsive in all things once running.
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01 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Make sure that Superfetch is set to auto start:

...

Then take a look at the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot

Make sure that the Start Value is set to 1
Since you brought those things up, the times I gave in my first post (11 sec to boot to the Windows logon screen, another 7 or so for the desktop to settle down given all the stuff it's loading after I log on) are with both those things specifically disabled. More on that in this thread yesterday:

Disabling Unnecessary Processes and Services..........

It went on for a while, and I don't want to get into the same discussion here, but these services certainly aren't going to be the answer to the OP's two minute boot times.
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01 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Good point

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Make sure that Superfetch is set to auto start:

...

Then take a look at the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot

Make sure that the Start Value is set to 1
Since you brought those things up, the times I gave in my first post (11 sec to boot to the Windows logon screen, another 7 or so for the desktop to settle down given all the stuff it's loading after I log on) are with both those things specifically disabled. More on that in this thread yesterday:

Disabling Unnecessary Processes and Services..........

It went on for a while, and I don't want to get into the same discussion here, but these services certainly aren't going to be the answer to the OP's two minute boot times.
Your point is well made and personally I keep superfetch disabled too! Not always a good idea on a standard set up machine though.

Maybe look here: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...ot-times/3253/

All the best.
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01 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Looks like a good bet. How about it, OP?
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