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Win 8/explorer 10 slowdown

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    I also notice boot up time for W8 has gone from 28 secs to 38. Win7 on backup machine boots in 32 secs.
    Hi Mustang,

    Just an FYI that my comparison of boot times (on my two machines) shows that Windows 8 boots faster than Windows 7. Specifically, my Windows 8 machine boots to the desktop in about 10 seconds flat; whereas Windows 7 takes considerably longer (haven't timed it yet). Of course, how long a boot takes is dependent on many factors and in my case both machines are virtually "mirror images" of each other. I am using the fast boot option on the Win 8 machine and I am not using any sort of ready boost config on the Win 7 rig. Oh, and I am using Start8 on the Win 8 to bypass the start screen.

    Cheers

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  2. #32


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    @norepli

    Thanks for info. What is the fast boot option for W8?
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  3. #33


    See here for another great Brink tutorial: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  4. #34


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Did an HD unconditional format and clean reinstall of W8.

    Set it to fast startup, (hybrid), as per tutorial. Start up is now 28 secs. It takes 18 secs to display the Intel board info of BIOS version, drives etc ... then 10 secs more to boot to start screen from there. My machine has 2 internal SATA3 SSDs, I eSATA spinner and 1 USB3 HD ... plus USB printer and web cam.

    What machine are you booting it on? Does it by-pass the preliminary checks?
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  5. #35


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM

    Solved


    Update: Slow IE10 desktop version solved.

    After using the following shortcut to open IE10, it's back to full speed. It's found here:

    C: Drive --> Users --> User name --> AppsData --> Roaming --> Microsoft --> Internet Explorer --> Quick Launch --> Launch IE Browser --> Send to desktop as shortcut
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  6. #36


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    didn't change the speed of mine ,and its only a shortcut to the original ie .exe anyway ,don't really think it will matter where i start IE from its still only stating the same IE,if you right click on the icon you created on your desktop ,you will see the targer is ."C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
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  7. #37


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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Update: Slow IE10 desktop version solved.

    After using the following shortcut to open IE10, it's back to full speed. It's found here:

    C: Drive --> Users --> User name --> AppsData --> Roaming --> Microsoft --> Internet Explorer --> Quick Launch --> Launch IE Browser --> Send to desktop as shortcut
    It's back at full speed because you re-installed Windows 8. It has nothing to do with the shortcut.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Whaa very old Dimension 8400t machine are you booting it on? Does it by-pass the preliminary checks?
    Hi Mustang,

    I have a very old Dimension 8400 (see my specs for more info). The BIOS is very basic and has virtually no worthwhile options so I have it set to default. The Dell splash screen comes on (and disappears) in a few seconds. Then I get about 1-2 seconds of a black screen. Then the Windows 8 Start Screen blinks (can barely catch a glimpse) and then I'm on the desktop. FYI, I have minimal startup programs. I only have a USB printer plugged in. My SSD SATA Drive is a Patriot Pyro 60GB running at SATA I speeds. I honestly don't know what makes it boot that fast; go figure?
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  9. #39


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    After turning on hybrid sleep as per tutorial, and clicking "Sleep" on shut down button options on StartIsBack, the PC is totally off ... blue light fan off ... literally in 3 secs. Reboot from sleep is 6 secs.

    When I first ran IE10 with Google as home page, after re-loading W8, it was still taking 8 - 10 secs for Google to load. Quite by accident I came across the Quick Launch option and Google snapped open immediately after using it. So go figure?

    The funny thing is that even after using Safety option on IE10 to remove everything: Temp inet files, cookies, history, download history, passwords, active x filtering ... with "save favorites" unticked ... Google still snaps open. Seems it's saving something hidden, because if CleanUp by Steven Gould is run after Safety clean, it detects a browser still running.

    Normally after turning off my PC I turn the power off at the wall and hit the start button on the tower to empty the capacitors of residual current.

    So I'll turn it off using "Sleep"; then turn power off to empty capacitors; then reboot to see if has cold memory to restart quickly.

    Update: It's hot memory for sleep/hibernate. After total power off and capacitors emptied it took 31 secs to boot. Which makes sense.

    However, it seems that every time I reload W8 to fix a problem, a new one appears. I've made repeated Acronis backup images of W8 as a bare bones installations; to fully loaded installations ... in native format ... and with added third party start menus, W7 games, etc. And Acronis has never failed to create a valid image of the C drive.

    For some unknown reason, when I made my latest copy of Win8 in it's native format, to 2 external media, and one internal SSD HD, only one of the 3 images showed up when I rebooted windows. And it showed zero data. I ran a file check/repair on the drive and after reboot had the image intact. But the other two failed to appear after the same process.

    It's the reverse of the old adage ... one door opens and another one shuts! Computers! Yeeeeccchhhh!
    Last edited by Mustang; 03 Mar 2013 at 11:31.
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  10. #40


    Hi again Mustang,

    My 10 second boot is from a cold start (must be powered down and push power on button).
    My restart time is considerably longer (haven't timed it yet).

    Just an FYI, here's my event viewer logs from a cold start:

    Click image for larger version

    The two warnings are expected and are attributable to my configuration (running without a swap file).

    If you want to play with this more, you can download this utility which will clear all event logs.

    Event Viewer One Click Clear - Windows 7 Support Forums

    Run it just before you power down and on the next power up, you'll be able to compare your logs to mine.
    Please understand that I am not encouraging you to do this. Have fun!
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