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Windows 7: Windows 7 boots VERY slowly.

15 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 boots VERY slowly.

It was a very slow install and it boots up extremely slow. I'm talking a good 15-16 mins before I reach the desktop. I went from XP to Windows 7. Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Did you UPGRADE instead of a clean install? That could be your problem, because your system specs shouldn't have any issues booting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

Yes...I upgraded from XP to Windows 7 instead of clean installing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Oct 2009   #4

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Should work, however, bad idea. It seem that quite a few people have had the same problem (not sure why). A clean install from XP to seven is truly the best way to go. If you are going to buy a new copy of Win 7 it would be a good idea (unless you just want to fool around) to wait until you have the Win 7 version that is going to suit you later down the line.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #5

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xcyper33 View Post
Yes...I upgraded from XP to Windows 7 instead of clean installing.
Microsoft doesn't even allow that anymore. With the final version of Windows 7 people will need to do a clean install (the "upgrade" option in the installer is disabled). There are good reasons for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #6


Where about is this delay occurring?

During BIOS or while Windows is actually loading?

Try unplugging any USB devices like storage drives etc

If you have an Anti Virus installed, check that it's not doing a full system scan at each start up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #7

Windows Vista Ultimate

It's because you upgraded from it. You need to do a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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