I have gone from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (same system, clean install) and my boot up time is far longer now.

Nothing has changed hardware wise, nothing in device manager out of the ordinary.

The splash screen with the circle of dots that cycle appears for around 30-40 seconds. Not an ice age, but on two lower spec machines, one with a Core2Duo and no SSD, yet is quicker! Another is a Core i5 and the splash screen on that appears for a few seconds only.

Any idea's?