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Windows 7: Windows 7 Boots In 11 Seconds

10 Sep 2009   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I timed my work machine running Win7 64-bit this morning.

It's an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, on an Asus P5QL-Pro board, 4GB Corsair XMS2 ram, with a 500GB Western Digital Caviar BLUE hard drive. The box is set up as a triple boot of WinXP 32-bit, Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit.

From the time I hit the power button, it takes my box about 23 seconds to get through the POST to my grub bootloader. Once I select Windows from Grub, it takes 3 more seconds to get to my Windows bootloader.

From the point that I click on Windows 7, it takes 16 seconds to bring me to the logon prompt and at the 24 second mark, I have typed in my password and have a desktop with no spinning blue circle.

Running the RestartTime.vbs file shows the following on the same machine:


That's not bad at all considering that I have an IDE DVD Burner on the box, so it has to initialize the Marvell IDE controller and I have a stand-alone Intel 10/100/1000GT NIC which initializes as well during the POST. Then, I have my password which takes me about 2 seconds to type in and mash enter.


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11 Sep 2009   #22
twinkyman90

Windows 7
 
 

mine is only an amd athlon x2 dual core 6000 @ 3.0ghz with 4 gigs of 800mhz ddr2 and boots up including bios time in 27 seconds! Windows 7 PWNS!!
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11 Sep 2009   #23
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

27 sec!
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11 Sep 2009   #24
dgwin7

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

11 seconds ? pfffttt, I used have old computer called Commodore 64 is much quicker when you turn power on in the back of C-64.

Win 7 + Hot Rod PC = 11 sec

C-64 + Basic = 0.01 sec

Which one is faster ?

dg
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11 Sep 2009   #25
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post
11 seconds ? pfffttt, I used have old computer called Commodore 64 is much quicker when you turn power on in the back of C-64.

Win 7 + Hot Rod PC = 11 sec

C-64 + Basic = 0.01 sec

Which one is faster ?

dg
wtf
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12 Sep 2009   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post
11 seconds ? pfffttt, I used have old computer called Commodore 64 is much quicker when you turn power on in the back of C-64.

Win 7 + Hot Rod PC = 11 sec

C-64 + Basic = 0.01 sec

Which one is faster ?

dg
Well, you got me beat.

But can it play EVE?



~Lordbob
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12 Sep 2009   #27
twinkyman90

Windows 7
 
 

hahaha! go comodore 64!!!
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12 Sep 2009   #28
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

I was beginning to think I was the only one left alive that even remembered the C-64.

That was my first home computer, back in (about) 1980.
Boot was done from the Kernel ROM chip and was indeed as fast as it took for the monitor to warm up to display the Basic (DOS) screen.

I really didn't like all the redundancy built into the Kernel, so I and a friend of mine RE-Wrote the kernel, taking out the tape routines and much of the file loading redundancy and I got it down to an acceptably fast machine. I burned my own custom kernel rom chips and sold them nation wide.

Even on my first PC, an IBM XT Clone, I fussed with the Bios rom to cut boot time.
I think I got that down to 5 sec's from power on to a DOS prompt on screen.
Ya gotta love those old PC's! Windows ruined the PC.

PS: I still have my modified C-64.

The Doctor
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12 Sep 2009   #29
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
I was beginning to think I was the only one left alive that even remembered the C-64.

That was my first home computer, back in (about) 1980.
Boot was done from the Kernel ROM chip and was indeed as fast as it took for the monitor to warm up to display the Basic (DOS) screen.

I really didn't like all the redundancy built into the Kernel, so I and a friend of mine RE-Wrote the kernel, taking out the tape routines and much of the file loading redundancy and I got it down to an acceptably fast machine. I burned my own custom kernel rom chips and sold them nation wide.

Even on my first PC, an IBM XT Clone, I fussed with the Bios rom to cut boot time.
I think I got that down to 5 sec's from power on to a DOS prompt on screen.
Ya gotta love those old PC's! Windows ruined the PC.

PS: I still have my modified C-64.

The Doctor
i wasnt alive when comodore 64 came out.
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12 Sep 2009   #30
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
i wasnt alive when comodore 64 came out.
Or Windows 95.
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