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Windows 7: No, Windows 7 isn't slower than Vista, even at booting

13 Oct 2009   #11
stew2

 

Lee boot times are important as people dont like to wait. I tried telling my dad to switch of his pc when hes not using it and he said no as it takes so long to boot (his reboot time is about 50 seconds). So he switches it on in the morning and then switches it off at night, which is just a complete waist of energy.

There are loads of reasons to wanting faster boot times like you are a student with a laptop and have to switch of your pc due to power requirements and then have to wait in class while it boots up. You have work to do etc etc etc


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13 Oct 2009   #12
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I don't wish to disparage keeness and the willingness of people to do research

but isn't this whole topic a LOAD OF

Cheers
jimbo
Just like the topics that state Vista as being faster?
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13 Oct 2009   #13
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

The rare time I wanted to re-boot it seemed quite a bit faster.

And really it doesn't matter under 7. Why? Edit--well reading a post above, for some people it might.

Because the OS has proven so reliable and stable I really haven't had the need but once or twice.

Even though XP was pretty darned good I still rebooted maybe an average once ot twice a week. I can see with 7 it might be that many times in a month.
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13 Oct 2009   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
Lee boot times are important as people dont like to wait. I tried telling my dad to switch of his pc when hes not using it and he said no as it takes so long to boot (his reboot time is about 50 seconds). So he switches it on in the morning and then switches it off at night, which is just a complete waist of energy.

There are loads of reasons to wanting faster boot times like you are a student with a laptop and have to switch of your pc due to power requirements and then have to wait in class while it boots up. You have work to do etc etc etc

Well, there is a cure to it. It's called SSD. You might even beat 10 seconds.
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13 Oct 2009   #15
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But that's a cure that might be worse than the disease. High end SSD's cost upwards of $400, but I could get a high end server hard drive for less than half that.
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13 Oct 2009   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, there is a cure to it. It's called SSD. You might even beat 10 seconds.
Not sure about that. I've got an Intel X25-M SSD running my Windows 7 64-bit OS and I think my boot times after the post are about 20 seconds to logon.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
But that's a cure that might be worse than the disease. High end SSD's cost upwards of $400, but I could get a high end server hard drive for less than half that.
The 80GB Intel X25-M Gen 2 SSD drive can be found for $249 at various websites...including mwave.com. Not only did it speed up my boot times, but apps load almost instantly and video game loading has improved tremendously. Seriously, the game performance increase is the biggest noticeable change since I switched to an SSD.

I do agree though that the use of SSD is really too expensive to justify except for the people who want sheer performance or are tech nerds.
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13 Oct 2009   #17
stew2

 

Cheers whs il take this one - SSD Just let me know when youve posted it.

But seriously they are far to expensive just now, i and many others will have to wait.
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13 Oct 2009   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
Cheers whs il take this one - SSD Just let me know when youve posted it.

But seriously they are far to expensive just now, i and many others will have to wait.
Stay away from the Generation 1 versions of the Intel drives. You can spot them by the G1 at the end of the model number. The reason that you want a G2 is that only the G2 models support the TRIM feature.
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13 Oct 2009   #19
stew2

 

Yeah i havent really looked into it as they are way to expensive just now. All i know is i want a SLC one and now that it has to be a G2 as well. Il wait till they are cheaper and any problems with them have been found and solved.

So it will be next year il get one.
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13 Oct 2009   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Whilst I agree that boot times are relatively unimportant in real terms, as they are so often quoted by the technology press they are an important part of the perception of an operating system.

I actually find that the perceived speed of an OS start is more important than the actual figures.

I find that on Windows 7 I can be actually doing productive work quicker than I can on a Vista system. The system may still be performing start-up tasks but it does not stop me from opening an application therefore it is perceptibly quicker
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