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  1. #21


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is slower than win7 without the hiberboot thing. Worse than useless for multibooters.

    If you want fast, go Linux.
    +1

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  2. #22


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Don't forget to factor in Windows 8's "Fast Boot". I would think for a true comparison you'd want to turn it off.
    But . . . but . . . but . . . that's what makes bootup faster for me with Windows 8. If Windows 7 doesn't have that, and it takes an SSD card to make Win 7 boot faster, then, well, ummm, errr . . .
    If you use Fast Boot the Windows 8 PC goes into a hybrid sleep mode. Putting your Windows 7 PC into hibernate is likely a close equivalent. Booting up from sleep or hibernate will be faster than a cold boot. Apples and Oranges. For true comparison I think each system should be booting up from a cold start with no hibernation or sleep mode used. I use an SSD in my 8 laptop and turn fast boot off. INHO with an SSD its not needed.
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    SSDs are basic staple for my PCs. I would not have one without it.
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  4. #24


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I have 1 in my laptop, well 2 actually. Still running spinners in my desktop PC though. I have plans to add one for the boot drive though. I disable hibernate from the command line for multiple reasons. I never use sleep or hibernate and it gets ride of the hyperfile.sys file. Just a personal choice thing.
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  5. #25


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I thought my boot was fast ,it showed a 22645ns
    That is fast.
    I think you mean "ms" not "ns".

    W8 boot times seem to be horribly hardware sensitive.
    When I tried the various W8 previews, its boot time was ~5s faster than W7.
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  6. #26


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Deleting the hiberfile is default for me. I started with SSDs in 2007 when you paid nearly $300 for a 60GB drive. So space was always precious. Even today my largest SSD is only 240GB - and that I use as an external drive to run all my virtual systems.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    post boot is 6 or 7 seconds with my specs
    I don't believe that. Show me the Event 100 nums.
    I don't care about Event 100 nums.
    I only care about what I see.
    I'll post a little clock if I can set up my phone and camera.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    For true comparison I think each system should be booting up from a cold start
    I cold boot only.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Don't forget to factor in Windows 8's "Fast Boot". I would think for a true comparison you'd want to turn it off.
    But . . . but . . . but . . . that's what makes bootup faster for me with Windows 8. If Windows 7 doesn't have that, and it takes an SSD card to make Win 7 boot faster, then, well, ummm, errr . . .
    Fast boot is ... well wake up from RAM suspend, which is not boot really. So put Win 7 in RAM suspend state and win 8 in hybrid state and you will get (should) exactly the same numbers.

    As whs mentioned, boot time speed discussion is nothing more than waste of time if you can't compare as close configs as possible (which is not really possible for average users).
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  10. #30


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    post boot is 6 or 7 seconds with my specs
    I don't believe that. Show me the Event 100 nums.
    I don't care about Event 100 nums.
    I only care about what I see.
    I'll post a little clock if I can set up my phone and camera.
    I don't think it is worth having this discussion if you cannot even provide system data. You are just waving your arms and grabbing nums out of thin air. I believe you are trying to mislead us.
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