I posted this thread last week. I thought the issue was cause by the SSD, but after removing it, starting a clean install, and very methodically installing all the updates incrementally, I now know "something" in SP1 has caused BootDevicesInitTime
to go from 12 seconds to 62 seconds.
The thing is, I intentionally didn't Slip Stream my install. I just used Windows Update and installed small groups of updates to rule things out. I had no problems until the only remaining update was Service Pack 1. By then it was only a 87.5 MB install. I was so careful, and spent so much time, only to have no idea what to do.
As I understand it, SP1 is just a collection of all the other updates. So how do I find out what update screwed up my system? Any help is appreciated.