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Windows 7: Windows 7 boots slower than Vista, says study.

10 Oct 2009   #31
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Do you really re-boot your machine that much to even care.


jimbo
Nope, and to be truthful as long as it boots in a reasonable time I don't care how long it takes, as one of the other crucial things I do when I turn on my PC is put the kettle on to make a cup of coffee.


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10 Oct 2009   #32
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
Nope, and to be truthful as long as it boots in a reasonable time I don't care how long it takes, as one of the other crucial things I do when I turn on my PC is put the kettle on to make a cup of coffee.
+1 .. its Morning Thunder for me!!
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10 Oct 2009   #33
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

I use sleep mode. Takes 2 seconds
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10 Oct 2009   #34
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The thing that will make a difference for the most part for me is when you need to restart the system more then once while in the middle of something like a clean install and getting things on all over again in a relatively shorter period of time. Most of the time once turned on it stays on right through until turned off.
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12 Oct 2009   #35
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Not much difference in boot times but the installation time is just so much faster with Window 7, no comparison at all to XP or Vista. That little factoid alone makes Windows 7 worth having.
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12 Oct 2009   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You got that correct! Some here report seeing a full clean install in only 12 minutes. I still haven't out how they got the time down that far while the average is about 20min. compared to the older versions going back to 98 even taking 39-42min. on average there.

An upgrade repair install once everything was on took about 80min. on the system here when looking into that for the RCs when those were first out back in May. Once the retail Ultimate goes on after next week I'll be able to make some definite comparisons on the finished 7's actual time compared to the changes seen since the RC will still be running for some time on the second OS drive here.
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12 Oct 2009   #37
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
the older versions going back to 98 even taking 39-42min. on average there.
yes but hardware was much much slower in 98

These days, installing older versions of Windows should fly by. At least they do for me.
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12 Oct 2009   #38
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
You got that correct! Some here report seeing a full clean install in only 12 minutes. I still haven't out how they got the time down that far while the average is about 20min. compared to the older versions going back to 98 even taking 39-42min. on average there.

An upgrade repair install once everything was on took about 80min. on the system here when looking into that for the RCs when those were first out back in May. Once the retail Ultimate goes on after next week I'll be able to make some definite comparisons on the finished 7's actual time compared to the changes seen since the RC will still be running for some time on the second OS drive here.
My install on my desktop was 12 minutes to desktop. Using a flash drive makes all the difference.

On to the topic, wtf is that guy booting that takes a 2:34? Maybe his software (weather bug) is having some sort of issue with Windows 7 and adversely affecting his numbers. Secondly study shows, and other similar bs, doesn't mean jack squat without real data to back it up. All he claimed was it's slower! Some idiot writer took the chance to get an article written without statistical information to back up his claims!

My name is Zooloo I claim Windows 7 boots faster than Vista, I will release more details Monday. This is according to my standard of when I feel the computer has booted. blah, get bent :P
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12 Oct 2009   #39
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The one thing without 98 being tried on the present system quite yet is the time factor seen when you have both XP and Vista alike on as well as 7. Surprizingly even on an older system when dual booting 98 with XP they both took about the same amount of time for a clean install there.
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12 Oct 2009   #40
Lunarpancake

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
+1 Jimbo..

I find this whole business of X boots faster than Y silly in the extreme... Almost as silly as WEI .. It really means nothing, and is useful only for Epeening...

-1 Jimbo and Tews...

The only reason I own computers is to pit them against each other and hold illegal basement-gambling sessions where we bet on boot times and which machine boots fastest.














.....if you couldn't tell I agree with you. Boot time is not as important as snappyness and responsiveness while actually using the OS
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