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  1. #1


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I'm impressed!


    Well, I've been running the Consumer Preview since its release, and I have to give a shout out to it, it's impressive performance wise! Not only is the CP impressive, the Developer Preview had some solid performance with it as well. And when I speak of performance, I speak of cold boot and restart times. Shutdown and startup on hybrid boot is fast and all, but what I find impressive is how the cold boot times have stayed strong. It hasn't been taking longer to restart or cold boot. I also have seen this on the Developer Preview as well, and I ran that for a good SIX months. Normally, in Windows 7, I had to do some advance witchcraft of my own to keep it running in top notch usually every once a month. In the DP, I never had to do anything other than do some defragging and letting Automatic Maintenance do its thing. In the CP, it's the same story.

    If things continue this way, maybe cold boot and restart in the Release Candidate is even more solid and overall, everything is more solid!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I guess startup and shutdown times are important if you're doing it 20 times a day...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Can't say I've noticed a difference myself.

    Win 8 boots about as quickly on the AS5735 as Win 7 64-bit boots on this one (AS8951).

    The 5735 has more of a load on, though, as it's an upgrade over a 2+ year-old Win 7
    Ultimate setup, and is on an older, less powerful machine.

    This one, being new, is still 'clean'.

    So, all other things being equal, Win 8 would be a tad faster, but only a tad.


    **EDIT: It does boot very quickly on my old Pentium 4HT desktop, tho.**
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  4. #4


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    I guess startup and shutdown times are important if you're doing it 20 times a day...
    I never really understood why boot times are that important although the media do seem to make a great thing of it.

    I'm with Kat on this as I haven't noticed any faster boot times running Win8 on a separate partition on my Samsung laptop - maybe I've got the thing configured incorrectly. Win7 on this laptop though is loaded with programs whereas Win8 is booting 'naked'.
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  5. #5


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Speed kills or does it?

    In my neck of the woods about a month ago some guy drove his dodge charger into a tree and survived, he was going 194mph
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  6. #6


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Prenium 64bit sp1


    not really impressed much seems the same and some features like windows start button taken away just turns me off more. Other then that similar to win 7 with a metro interface that just holds icons like your programs....
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Speaking of Windows 7, I've been reading that 7 boots on average about 54 seconds. I find that to be an eternity compared to how fast I can get it to boot. I once had a laptop that used to have vista on it, installed 7 on it as well as Kaspersky Internet Security and from power on to Windows booted and KIS started, it took 33 seconds. I have NEVER seen 7 take that long to boot up unless if there are third party startup items enabled.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Speed kills or does it?

    In my neck of the woods about a month ago some guy drove his dodge charger into a tree and survived, he was going 194mph
    Was he using the Metro Interface or the traditional desktop?
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  9. #9


    Glad to hear some postitive comments Cokerobot. Win 8 is in some ways quite different and too many people comment before getting to grips with it.
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  10. #10


    Was he using the Metro Interface or the traditional desktop?

    Metro....................couldn't find the E-Brake with the new layout.
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