Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8 slow boot vs Windows 7

  1. #1


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 slow boot vs Windows 7


    I was debating over whether to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 but there's one question I have, I'm going to disable "fast boot" in Windows 8 because having 16GB of RAM would mean the hiberfil.sys would be huge, and having Windows installed on an SSD this would be using too much space. So basically I'll have to get rid of hiberfil.sys which would disable hibernation/fastboot.
    My question is, is Windows 8 with slow boot still faster to boot than Windows 7? I don't have it installed so I can't test.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by yogald View Post
    I was debating over whether to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 but there's one question I have, I'm going to disable "fast boot" in Windows 8 because having 16GB of RAM would mean the hiberfil.sys would be huge, and having Windows installed on an SSD this would be using too much space. So basically I'll have to get rid of hiberfil.sys which would disable hibernation/fastboot.
    For the same reason, I always turn off the fast boot and to be honest I don't really see any difference

    My question is, is Windows 8 with slow boot still faster to boot than Windows 7?
    IMHO, There is a big difference between 7 & 8 and of course some people minght not agree with me. Windows 8 boot much faster and run much faster.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yogald View Post
    I was debating over whether to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 but there's one question I have, I'm going to disable "fast boot" in Windows 8 because having 16GB of RAM would mean the hiberfil.sys would be huge, and having Windows installed on an SSD this would be using too much space. So basically I'll have to get rid of hiberfil.sys which would disable hibernation/fastboot.
    For the same reason, I always turn off the fast boot and to be honest I don't really see any difference

    My question is, is Windows 8 with slow boot still faster to boot than Windows 7?
    IMHO, There is a big difference between 7 & 8 and of course some people minght not agree with me. Windows 8 boot much faster and run much faster.
    So Windows 8 slow boot is just as fast as fast boot?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    So Windows 8 slow boot is just as fast as fast boot?
    Well, according to this, I don't see the difference:BootRacer - Test your Windows boot speed
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 slow boot vs Windows 7
Related Threads
Hi , I've had certain problem with my Windows 8 installation . Let me summarize the entire scenario but before that below are my System Details . System :- Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 Laptop . O/S :- Windows 8.1 .
windows 8 slow boot up in Performance & Maintenance
I have a windows 8 pro 64bit desktop that take a long time to boot up. the hardware is i5 2.4Ghz, 8GB ram with 64GB SSD for C drive. the Windows screen rotating circle always rotate for 8-10 rounds before going to the login screen. what can I do to improve the boot up time ? i have 3x2TB HDD...
Windows 8 slow boot time in Performance & Maintenance
I'm having issues with my Win8x64 desktop box. The problem is that every 4th or 5th boot, windows just hangs at the boot screen for about 3-4 minutes without any activity(at this point i can see the num lock key blink multiple times) & then the loading indicator comes up & everything starts...
Solved Windows 8 Slow Boot Time - HELP!! in Performance & Maintenance
Hi there!! I have an Intel Core I3 Sony Vaio E! I just updated my laptop to windows 8 about 2 months ago. 3 days ago, I encountered something on startup. It was the iolorgdf program not found - skipping autocheck. it didn't affect the boot up time like it is now. (which is about 56.8s at average)...
Slow Windows 7/8 Dual Boot in General Support
I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and 8 and it is extremely slow up until the Windows 7 and 8 appear. From that point on both load quickly. Also under the Windows 7 icon it says "recovered". Otherwise eveerything seems to be functioning normally. Any thoughts thanks
Can anyone advise me how to solve this problem? Windows 8 is literally taking 2 minutes to Boot! I am also having an issue with not being able to change the screen resolution. I tried updating drivers. Resolution is set to 1024 x 768. There are no other choices. Computer...
My motherboard is an MSI P67a-GD65 (B3) with a Marvell SATA 6G controller on it. I use that controller to mirror a pair of 1TB drives. When I go to install windows 8 (technet RTM\Final version) or even after I do install Windows 8, the inital boot screen will take about 3 1/2 minutes to load. I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook