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Windows 7: boot time

21 Apr 2010   #1
steven11

windows 7 64Bit
 
 
boot time

I have windows 7,64 bit....Intel SSD HD...Boot time is very good...However it would be lot's better if I could find a way to shorten the length of time the screenshot shows for "press del to enter bios"...It shows about twelve seconds...Is there a way?...Thanks


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21 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steven11 View Post
I have windows 7,64 bit....Intel SSD HD...Boot time is very good...However it would be lot's better if I could find a way to shorten the length of time the screenshot shows for "press del to enter bios"...It shows about twelve seconds...Is there a way?...Thanks
Not if you want all your hardware devices detected and configured....

About the only way I know to shorten that time is to make sure you have all external drives and devices turned off...
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21 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steven11 View Post
I have windows 7,64 bit....Intel SSD HD...Boot time is very good...However it would be lot's better if I could find a way to shorten the length of time the screenshot shows for "press del to enter bios"...It shows about twelve seconds...Is there a way?...Thanks
Not if you want all your hardware devices detected and configured....

About the only way I know to shorten that time is to make sure you have all external drives and devices turned off...
Good answer.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Part of the problem seems to be the SSD itself. I also noticed a much longer BIOS splash screen phase since I installed the SSD - and the rest of my configuration stayed the same. In fact, my BIOS phase is longer then the boot time of Win7.
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21 Apr 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My BIOS is also longer than my actual Boot times with Windows 7 with my Intel SSD. From power on, till anything comes up on my screen is about 7 seconds. Than another 12 seconds or so until starting Windows7. Then it's about 13 seconds until I'm at the login screen.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
steven11

windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Thank you all for your considerate replies...I guess I cannot complain....Compared to XP or VISTA,(I had both),it's lightning fast bootup....I had Western Digital HD,10,000RPM prior to my getting SSD HD....The SSD leaves the WD in the dust..Thanks again all.
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21 Apr 2010   #7
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually, my time on the POST screen goes by so fast that I have to hit the reset button to get into BIOS! Prior to the SSD, it was just a normal pause, now its skips by at a flash.

Do you have Quick Boot enabled (or whatever its name variation) in BIOS?
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22 Apr 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Actually, my time on the POST screen goes by so fast that I have to hit the reset button to get into BIOS! Prior to the SSD, it was just a normal pause, now its skips by at a flash.

Do you have Quick Boot enabled (or whatever its name variation) in BIOS?
I have quick boot enabled on my machine. Motherboards are all different with regards to how much time they take to post...and it depends upon what other hardware you have plugged in and what features you have enabled.

Even though my BIOS is nearly 20 seconds, i'm into Windows with my desktop in about 35 seconds total...so that is plenty fast enough for me.
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