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Windows 8 Boot Speed is INSANE

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Windows 8 Boot Speed is INSANE


    With Windows 7, my desktop took about 30 seconds to go from starting the boot logo to the login screen. On Windows 8? Today, it booted in about10 seconds . If it boots this fast on a standard hard drive, I can't imagine seeing it boot on a high end SSD. This is an upgrade install over Windows 8, and I still have lots of programs and such.

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    I'm thinking it's because the Preview version is essentially a Tablet edition. Might need someone with a table to confirm this truth.
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    127.0.0.1
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I thought it was essentially an "Ultimate Edition" given the Bitlocker stuff in it. Also, it does have tablet features in it. I see them frequently on my touchscreen laptop (suck as the on-screen keyboard that is literally identical to that of Windows Phone 7...)
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    It's all about the hybrid boot thing
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Mine used to be lightning fast until I started installing all of the apps I have on Win7.

    Now it takes about two minutes.

    Still, it's better than my Win7 bootup (almost 5 minutes) as I haven't insatalled all of the apps yet.
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    Ditto. Mine also slowed down but not as slow as win 7 and it is alpha software, so I have hope.
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    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    It is amazingly light and quick for an Alpha build, too. I can open up my laptop after a hibernation and the screen will be up in literally 3 seconds. It's great!
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's so fast I literally have sat down for 10 minutes just shutting down and rebooting. Why? Because it's fast and I can.

    Yep, it's all about Hybrid Boot, but it has some flaws though. Actually, there's a video on Microsoft's Building 8 blog that shows the boot speed on a solid state drive. It's literally like resuming from sleep on a hard drive! It is insane!!
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Man, that makes me really, really want to get an SSD for my laptop! *drools*
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Mine used to be lightning fast until I started installing all of the apps I have on Win7.

    Now it takes about two minutes.

    Still, it's better than my Win7 bootup (almost 5 minutes) as I haven't insatalled all of the apps yet.
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