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Windows 7: GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

06 Sep 2013   #30
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

This works on a UEFI system, but you'd have to set "No GUI Boot" it in MSCONFIG. This is precisely what most OEMs had been doing in the practice of selling computers.

Although, if you have your boot order set to include Windows Boot Manager, like mine is, you're left with a screen showing the motherboard/OEM branding.


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06 Sep 2013   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello HoneycombAG,

In addition, you might also check your UEFI/BIOS settings for a "Full Screen Logo" setting in the "Boot" area to disable the OEM/motherboard branded screen at boot.
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06 Sep 2013   #32
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Aren't the "rolling dots" animation needed for most OEMs and not on custom-build machines?
My Windows 8 laptop almost starts twice as fast as this tower, even with "No GUI Boot" set.
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06 Sep 2013   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This animation is only a GUI screen displayed while Windows is loading. While the animated GUI only uses a bit of overhead and time, it's not needed.

Windows 8 does indeed startup faster than Windows 7.
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06 Mar 2015   #34
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is there any way (cmd / reg etc) of seeing which settings are currently active?

I have an old build I'd like to trash, but there's some tweaks I'd like to transfer first, including the 'quick boot' tweak...

I'm wondering how many BCD options there are. tried /verbose and enum, but bcdedit gives no clues...

reminds me of problems I made for myself when tampering with /extension + /ddriversigning BCD options. Recently I read that, instead of /deletevalue you may want to /enable on some settings... I just wanna know the defaults first, and (like I said) how to inspect each entry...

I found a page AGES ago that I can't seem to unearth right now. It explained why disabling GUI logo + other things seemed to have such a significant impact on boot times.

no mention of the quietboot option @ technet

EDIT: found it! 'What Remains of Magic Speed Improvements'
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06 Mar 2015   #35
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use msconfig's No GUI and other cool stuff to give me "battleship" boots, long and detailed, with plenty of time to F8 in cases where Safe Mode is needed; normal boots give me taskbar notifications [I can tell all is well or work is needed].
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31 Mar 2015   #36
Samzter

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

how much of a change will it decrease the boot time? i always used to max out the number of processors (in my case, to 8) "BOOT Advanced Options" in msconfig to speedup boot time. thanks for the info after 3 years LOL, i'll try this and see
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01 Apr 2015   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Samzter,

I doubt that you will notice any difference in boot time with the GUI enabled or disabled.
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09 Apr 2015   #38
Samzter

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Samzter,

I doubt that you will notice any difference in boot time with the GUI enabled or disabled.
Yep, i thought so ..was just curious though
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