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Restart Time

  1. #101


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


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    there is several reasons for the differences.
    1) hardware
    -SSD disk will make a lot of difference. If you get two in RAID0 then startup may be faster. mSSD is slower than SSD. 125GB is slower than 256GB but 512GB is not faster than 256GB. Fastest are Samsung Pro series. I would not buy SSD only to get faster boot time.
    2) bloatware
    3) services running
    4) registry tweaks (turning on serialization will shorten startup time a lot)
    5) disabling visual effects will help too

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  2. #102


    Posts : 3
    win 8 (laptop) and win 7 (desktop)


    the laptop has 4 gb ram. don't know about the info u labelled#1, will have to study on this. i don't fully understand everything u said
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  3. #103


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    with SSD (solid state drive) this may help
    http://www.storagereview.com/ssd_reference_guide
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

    I am not sure how to help with other stuff. Incorrect handling services or errors with editing registry may render your system unbootable.
    A lot depend on your experience with Windows.
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  4. #104


    Posts : 3
    win 8 (laptop) and win 7 (desktop)


    I know about disabling the visual effects and removing bloatware and preventing unnecessary startup programs. Just not about the registry (turning on serialization), or RAID0.
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  5. #105


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


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    I'm going to tweak a few settings to see how fast I can get. My system has the SSD/HDD setup. Although it's not setup for raid.
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  6. #106


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by katt3682 View Post
    I know about disabling the visual effects and removing bloatware and preventing unnecessary startup programs. Just not about the registry (turning on serialization), or RAID0.
    I mentioned RAID0 as an example of hardware setup that can provide extra speed. I do not have RAID0 setup. Single SSD plus tweaking makes 22s restart as in the picture I posted above.

    What I did is not difficult:
    originally bought laptop with 1TB HDD 7200RPM
    added single SSD as OS system disk - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Samsung provides currently fastest SSD for SATA 6GB/s setup). OS cloned from HDD do SSD.
    tweaked registry
    trimmed services and startup programs
    turned on fast boot in BIOS (this may or may not be available in your system BIOS)
    I did not touch visual effects because GPU handles them pretty well.
    Fixed all the errors in Event Log with exception of Store-Licensing but I guess as long as I do not sign up for ms live this error will stay in Event Log

    I do not really care about startup/restart times but I do a lot of photo editing and often system resources are exhausted fast so lean system is important.


    RAID0 would make sense if you do video editing or anything that requires fast sequential read/write of large files (and as a "side effect" you get short boot time). For average user with small to medium random read/write access requirement RAID0 is unnecessary overkill.

    So before you decide to buy SSD for your daughter, first tweak her laptop, see it this is enough. Maybe you she will not need anything beyond this.

    edited
    I forgot about this:
    serialization registry tweak
    Reduce Startup Delay to Run Desktop Apps Faster in Windows 8 | Team Windows 8
    Last edited by Michal; 28 Dec 2013 at 13:38.
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  7. #107


    There is a neat little script that times your restart time,
    have you tried it?

    My own restart time is abysmal, because I do a lot of maintenance when my PC is starting up.

    It's pretty much immaterial, because I hit the BIG SWITCH. to start up my system, then I walk into my kitchen to see about my first cup of coffee, and sometime during that process, I hear my STARTUP music, followed a few seconds later by a friendly female voice telling me "You've got mail" and then I know it's time to go to my PC and read my morning mail. It's all very neat and efficient.

    At 70 yrs old I don't have a lot of time to waste. So my PC, now 8 years old, has also been tweaked and tuned for maximum performance. It SCREAMS!!!! This old AMD, X2, 5200+ CPU, really walks the dog. (so to speak)
    I wish I could buy another dozen, just like it! It outperforms, just about every PC on the market today, without a lot of tweaking.

    Have a very nice 2014, OK?

    TM
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  8. #108


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    There is a neat little script that times your restart time,
    have you tried it?
    Seems like most users here are using this script and based on results they are more or less happy.


    It's pretty much immaterial, because I hit the BIG SWITCH. to start up my system, then I walk into my kitchen to see about my first cup of coffee, and sometime during that process, I hear my STARTUP music, followed a few seconds later by a friendly female voice telling me "You've got mail" and then I know it's time to go to my PC and read my morning mail. It's all very neat and efficient.
    I prefer to run 12 miles

    At 70 yrs old I don't have a lot of time to waste. So my PC, now 8 years old, has also been tweaked and tuned for maximum performance. It SCREAMS!!!! This old AMD, X2, 5200+ CPU, really walks the dog. (so to speak)
    I wish I could buy another dozen, just like it! It outperforms, just about every PC on the market today, without a lot of tweaking.
    I am younger (not much - relative), but prefer to keep my computers quiet.

    Have a very nice 2014, OK?

    TM
    ..and you too have nice 2014.
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  9. #109


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64
    Last edited by Dude; 24 Mar 2014 at 00:23.
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  10. #110


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Great, I suspect AMD SATA driver, because before reinstall I had about 40 secs with the this script.
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