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Windows 8.1 boot times triple that of Windows 8

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    Windows 8.1 boot times triple that of Windows 8


    Hello all,

    I installed Windows 8.1 on the 17th and I noticed that immediately after the install my boot times went up from 30 seconds to anywhere from 75-100 seconds. I thought it might just be files being shifted around on my disc so that my computer had to search for them all over again after install (disk usage was extremely high for a day or two after the install and processes like Windows Search Indexer ran for most the the time right after the install), but even now boot times are still extremely high.

    Disk usage is still pretty wonky for me, not 80-100% like right after the install but my computer still seemingly randomly uses 20-30% disk frequently throughout the day. I wonder if this has anything to do with the boot times? Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 X64 pro


    what point of the boot takes the longest?

    have you run a disk check?

    have you tried repairing the boot?
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    Boot in general just takes longer. The loading screen right after pressing the power button takes longer, the loading screen after logging in to my user account takes longer, etc. I haven't tried doing anything yet because it still boots fine, it just does it a lot more slowly. Do you think those things would help? The last disk check I did took a fairly long time, and I don't know what you mean by repairing the boot. If doing either of those would fix the issue, then I will.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 X64 pro


    Well the thing is, there is no definitive reason. Any of these thing can fix the problem. You just need to try them or give us more information about every stage. Sure it may take a while but it will save you time when it is fixed.
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