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8.1 boot time

  1. #1


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    8.1 boot time


    I had noticed 8.0 was slower booting than 7 or Vista. It is on a different HD so never bothered timing it.

    Now I have 8.1 on the same HD as 7 and Vista. Here you go:

    Win7 partition1 :

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    Win 8.1 partition 2:

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    Vista partition 3 :

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    I am not using hybrid boot - and have no interest in doing so.

    There isn't anything extra in 8.1. startup - there is actually more in win7 startup ( just clipdiary).

    No idea why that is, but it bears out my observation with 8.0.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Are you using UEFI? Or BIOS? My Windows 8 goes from power on to Login screen in 7 seconds, although I'm on an SSD and using UEFI. It takes another 3-5 seconds to go from login to desktop.
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  3. #3


    There is still a ton of disk crunching going on after that 8 seconds. Microsoft is pulling a fast one (no pun intended) throwing that login screen up so fast. The OS is hardly ready to use at that point. Just like everything else with the 8 UI, all fluff.

    -jeff
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Where'd ya find that utility?
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  5. #5


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


    Yep, it looks that way, Jeff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    There is still a ton of disk crunching going on after that 8 seconds. Microsoft is pulling a fast one (no pun intended) throwing that login screen up so fast. The OS is hardly ready to use at that point. Just like everything else with the 8 UI, all fluff.

    -jeff
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Vista used to take an AGE to boot after an update. I was delighted that 7 didn't have this problem. 8 seems to boot fine for me, but I haven't tested back to back
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    There is still a ton of disk crunching going on after that 8 seconds. Microsoft is pulling a fast one (no pun intended) throwing that login screen up so fast. The OS is hardly ready to use at that point. Just like everything else with the 8 UI, all fluff.
    The os Is completely ready to use. After I log in, I can do anything. How exactly is that not ready to use? Open IE? Opens right away. Open word, opens right away... what exactly are you claiming isn't ready to be used?
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  8. #8


    I found Windows Boot Time Utility (Boot Timer) here: Measure Windows 7 Startup or Boot Time with Windows Boot Timer | WinVistaClub
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  9. #9


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    There is still a ton of disk crunching going on after that 8 seconds. Microsoft is pulling a fast one (no pun intended) throwing that login screen up so fast. The OS is hardly ready to use at that point. Just like everything else with the 8 UI, all fluff.
    The os Is completely ready to use. After I log in, I can do anything. How exactly is that not ready to use? Open IE? Opens right away. Open word, opens right away... what exactly are you claiming isn't ready to be used?
    Yep i'm with Mystere here, all is ready for me too... no disk crunching.
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  10. #10


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is slower, no doubt about that.
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