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  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The "very best" part in my opinion is the fact that it boots up faster
    From an SSD, the faster boot is very relative. If you like fast boot, watch this: Booting Windows 8 and Mint - YouTube
    I've been running on SSD's for a few years. My new Dell laptop boots Windows 8 from a power button press to the logon screen in just under 10 seconds. 7 was not this fast. The SSD makes a difference, and the hybrid boot makes up the rest of the difference. UEFI boot times also improve the situation over the old standard BIOS.

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  2. #32


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The "very best" part in my opinion is the fact that it boots up faster
    From an SSD, the faster boot is very relative. If you like fast boot, watch this: Booting Windows 8 and Mint - YouTube
    I've been running on SSD's for a few years. My new Dell laptop boots Windows 8 from a power button press to the logon screen in just under 10 seconds. 7 was not this fast. The SSD makes a difference, and the hybrid boot makes up the rest of the difference. UEFI boot times also improve the situation over the old standard BIOS.
    Just got to love SSDs.
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  3. #33


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah right, boot time is 10 sec for /8 versus 15 sec for /7 and 4 sec for Mint.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah right, boot time is 10 sec for /8 versus 15 sec for /7 and 4 sec for Mint.
    I have been using SSDs for some time now and agree with your boot up times. It is the one thing that you can upgrade to and really see the difference not just boot time.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    There just isn't really anything that awesome about Windows 8 if you ask me. The "very best" part in my opinion is the fact that it boots up faster. The "worst part" is the inconsistencies in the user interface. For example, you can bring up the start menu by hitting the Windows key on the keyboards or putting the mouse in the lower left corner, but you cannot bring up the start menu by touching a monitor unless you first pull up the charms bar and then clicking on the Start charm. Everything else is relatively the same as before.
    Pin these to your desktop taskbar
    "Start" Screen Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 to see regular Start Screen
    &
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 to see All tiles w/ smaller size

    and you'll never need to Winkey or mouse lower left corner again.
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  6. #36


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Afraid I'm not that geeky to worry about Boot times -- even in the "Old days" if boot took a long time I'd go for a coffee, beer, scotch or kick the dog or do something while the machine was booting.

    However I DON'T regret in anyway whatsoever installing SSD's -- it's almost impossible to convey in figures the improvements you get even (or perhaps especially) on older systems in having SSD's. On a laptop these days even a 128 GB SSD should be enough storage as you can always use CHEAP external disks / usb drives or even micro SD cards .

    On desktops if you can use several you will be absolutely amazed - especially if you are using apps like photo shop etc.

    For most people --always assuming you have enough RAM - and pretty well all computers these days have at least a minimum of 4GB fitted-- you are usually FAR FAR better in fitting an SSD rather than changing the processor or adding more RAM.

    Best upgrade almost I've ever done was fitting SSD's.

    (On a desktop with 2 SSD's fitted -- I use one for some VM's - booting and running these VM's makes them run pretty well at NATIVE speed -- almost no delay / overhead at all).

    Running a laptop --even a decent one (i7 processor in it) without an SSD -- seems sluggish and really makes a mockery of having an i7 processor in it. I haven't put one in this machine as I rarely use it now -- it's too BIG for portability and I haven't yet replaced my desktop. I'll probably donate the thing to some organisation eventually.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #37


    If an ssd "just" made boot faster I would not have much interest in them at all.

    IMHO they are the single best thing you can do to any system that does not use one, they make everything much quicker.
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  8. #38


    Arkansas
    Posts : 412
    Windows 8 - 64 bit


    I don't choose to HATE it before giving it a try..
    I just want something familiar.. then after learning to use the new laptop.. I will gladly try out the NEW Things in Windows 8.

    We bought these computers to use !!

    YES.... If you already know how to use W8 it is much to easy to say thing as I see above.. that's one thing, as many
    of you do already, it's extremely easy to snap at us FOR NOT WANTING TO HAVE Something all bright and flashy.


    I for one need help with this , I want and need help trying to get around FIRST. this is supposed to be a help area.

    YES I can follow instructions by asking a few needed questions as well.. as I have in W7forums, I've had wonderful people to help
    me setting up my router, homegroup.. etc.

    Please don't reply if you are NOT, about showing us links.. visuals, screenshots, pointing out where to find or locate needed helps. such as shared above.. that's how we learn.

    Thanks to those who are willing to assist .

    If I've posted in the wrong place.. ADMN. please move to where I should be
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  9. #39


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    (On a desktop with 2 SSD's fitted -- I use one for some VM's - booting and running these VM's makes them run pretty well at NATIVE speed -- almost no delay / overhead at all).
    I use 2 SSDs like that too. The internal one for the host Windows 7 system and an external USB3 attached one for the WMware virtual systems (Windows 8, Mint, Zorin).

    The advantage of the external attachment is that I can carry the virtual systems to any other PC that has VMware Player installed - e.g to my laptop when I go to the computer club for the Linux workshops or to my systems in Germany.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post

    YES.... If you already know how to use W8 it much to easy to say thing as I see above.. that's one thing, as many of you do already, it's extremely easy to snap at us FOR NOT WANTING TO HAVE Something all bright and flashy.
    i agree ,but ,just ask for help ,state you problem and don't bad mouth Microsoft and win8 , its easy to go back to win7 if you don't like win8 ,but give it time and you to will come to like it ,I did
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