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Post your Boot Time!

  1. #21


    USA, Idaho
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    I always wonder about comparisons of boot times. At what point is each you posting a boot time starting your timer? For example, do you start it at first notice of the Windows OS startup sequence. Or, do you start it a first notice of any screen activity whatsoever. And, at what point is each of you stopping your timer? When the login screen comes up? When you get to the point where you somehow know you have a useable screen? Or, when, all apparent startup activities end? Or, from an overall perspective, are you using event viewer to time the process?

    Looks to me like the measurement process would have to be standardized to get any meaningful comparisons. Ater all, we are talking about mere seconds and potentially even more mere fractions of seconds.
    Hi znod,

    Not sure, but just maybe you are thinking to much. . .

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  2. #22


    Wtf is this thread doing here ? there is a REAL thread in performance room, "restart time" - Restart Time
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  3. #23


    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Wtf is this thread doing here ? there is a REAL thread in performance room, "restart time" - Restart Time
    This is the "Chillout Room." Hence, it is the place to go just to have a little fun and not take things seriously. . .
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  4. #24


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    And there is the link to the program we were looking for: Restart Time - Windows 7 Support Forums
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  5. #25


    Boot times are cool and all, but they don't paint a true picture of a computers performance. My desktop gets through a POST in about 2 seconds, my desktop takes 15 seconds to POST My desktop will absolutely crush my laptop in raw computing power.

    I time bootups with a stopwatch and note
    • Time from push of power button to screen even turning on
    • Time from screen turn on until end of POST
    • Time to Start windows until logon screen appears
    • Time from logon screen to desktop with icons and apps are responsive.
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  6. #26


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Right, it must have something to do with the OS. I run several systems on the same desktop and times vary. Win7 IE is slower than Win8 IE and both are slower than Zorin FF.
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  7. #27


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    So, in principle, what time period are we talking about? If done "by hand," wouldn't it be the period between first visual of the OS boot process and the point where the opening of some program would not be slowed by the boot process--which potentially woud be something of a guess. In this regard, one ideally would choose a very easy log on or set his machine to log on to a particular user automatically. Not sure if slowish log on would affect boot time though.
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  8. #28


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    Vista and Win7


    The reboot times can be very distorted by the BIOS. I have systems where the BIOS phas is practically nil and one desktop where the BIOS lingers around for appr. 20 seconds. So obviouly I get a bad result for reboots. But what does it matter. One usually boots only once per day - unless there are updates or unusual events.

    That is one reason why I keep my other systems (Windows 8 and Zorin) in VMware. I can go there without rebooting.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The reboot times can be very distorted by the BIOS. I have systems where the BIOS phas is practically nil and one desktop where the BIOS lingers around for appr. 20 seconds. So obviouly I get a bad result for reboots. But what does it matter. One usually boots only once per day - unless there are updates or unusual events.

    That is one reason why I keep my other systems (Windows 8 and Zorin) in VMware. I can go there without rebooting.
    Yup!
    Try restart while a USB device plugged in on some systems.
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  10. #30


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I see no mention of a tool or link to a tool download in the beginning of this thread.
    Oh man....
    My apologies... I thought it's the "restart time" thread.

    People use the stopwatch then.
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