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Slow Windows 7/8 Dual Boot

  1. #11


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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


    Refresh might do the job just as reinstalling 8 might. Seems to me that doing either should not make things worse. Whatever you do, including refresh, be sure your files are backed up off computer. Of couse, as you suggest, reinstalling both should get things right. Install Win7 first and on partiton/drive 0. See Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista.
    Last edited by znod; 18 Mar 2013 at 19:09.

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  2. #12


    Seattle
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    Win 7 Pro 64bit


    Well unfortunately there-install didn't improve things still very slow to load. Maybe some one out there has other possible fixes. thanks znod for you thoughts.
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  3. #13


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    You are very welcome, and darn. And, you tried reinstall and refresh both, right?
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  4. #14


    Seattle
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    Win 7 Pro 64bit


    Yes I wiped the SSD created 2 partitions, installed Windows 7 first, then Windows 8. After instillation I refreshed Windows 8. Still a very slow boot.
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  5. #15


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I had an issue with the printer causing the boot to take forever. Pull out any extra USB cables except keyboard and mouse.
    If this cures it, you need to install the correct driver for the printer.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by cjb4 View Post
    Yes I wiped the SSD created 2 partitions, installed Windows 7 first, then Windows 8. After instillation I refreshed Windows 8. Still a very slow boot.
    That is sad. Thought, almost for sure, that reinstalling everything would do it.
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