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anthony
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Computer Boot Time

#1 - 28. May 2014 00:47
Hey all. I FINALLY finished building my new computer and am tweaking it before getting started on my project. I got done going through Windows 7 and applying system tweaks to increase boot time and overall performance and was curious what everyone's boot time is for reference purposes. Also, has anyone tried Soluto. Heard good things but wanted an opinion from others. Thanks!

Last changed: 28. May 2014 04:59
juggaknot
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#2 - 28. May 2014 09:17
I stripped my windows, boot time 8 seconds. You think soluto can help ?
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#3 - 28. May 2014 15:45
not sure, it's smth like < 1 minute.
not using SSD, the OS is on my older (and obviously slower) HDD - WD Caviar Green, if I'd put it on the Caviar Blue the boot time would go to around 40 seconds I believe.

EDIT: also I didn't reinstall the OS once, same installation since late april 2011

Last changed: 28. May 2014 16:02
Dec
HLAE

Karlstad, Sweden
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#4 - 28. May 2014 15:56
Windows 7 + An old SSD = 10-15 seconds boot time.

My motherboard is supposed to have some sort of boot function to boot up the system even faster but I haven't really tried it.
anthony
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#5 - 28. May 2014 17:06
sheesh. I've managed to get mine down to 20ish off my 7200rpm WD HDD. I think I'm okay with that, though. didn't feel getting an SSD for my OS was worth the extra 1,000,000$ they charge for an 80 GB :-D :-D
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#6 - 28. May 2014 18:40
anthony wrote:
sheesh. I've managed to get mine down to 20ish off my 7200rpm WD HDD. I think I'm okay with that, though. didn't feel getting an SSD for my OS was worth the extra 1,000,000$ they charge for an 80 GB :-D :-D


~20 for HDD is awesome, I'm pretty pleased with mine too, especially having in mind that it's just i3 :D
SavagE

Katowice, Poland
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#7 - 29. May 2014 04:07
I'll go with forever. Thats why I always put it to sleep instead of shutting down.
Christian
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#8 - 30. May 2014 08:16
Anth, you seriously need an SSD disk. No joke.
anthony
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#9 - 30. May 2014 17:00
I KNOWWWWWWWWWWW. they are just really expensive and i wasn't trying to break the bank with this build. a Boot SSD was almost a third of the price of my entire computer. just wasn't worth it.
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HLAE

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#10 - 30. May 2014 21:33
Or you can just start your PC in the morning and go make a cup of tea or something like I do so you actually have 0 seconds booting time :D.
pava
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#11 - 30. May 2014 21:47
Christian wrote:
Anth, you seriously need an SSD disk. No joke.
anthony
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#12 - 31. May 2014 00:42
We're going to fight, Jasper :-D
SavagE

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#13 - 1. Jun 2014 12:41
Just put it to sleep and just reboot from time to time. Works great for me! "boot time" in like 3 seconds and I get to save opened folders and documents, which is great.
Dec
HLAE

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#14 - 12. Aug 2014 14:46
Dec wrote:
Windows 7 + An old SSD = 10-15 seconds boot time.


I may have lied at the time, but NOW (after a fresh installation of Windows) I have <15 seconds boot time. Think it was 15-20 when I had lots of junk.

FUN FACT: Booted up my old PC after 3½ years of inactivity. Boot time? Over a minute. Around 70 seconds :D

(That HDD is even older though if I remember correctly - maybe ~9 years old)

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spunge
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#15 - 13. Aug 2014 19:43
Win 7 + SSD. Probably about 8 seconds between turning it on and getting to the login screen. Maybe 8 or so on top of that to get windows loaded (including starting up steam/spotify/few other small things).

I rarely shut down anymore, always just "sleep" it. Although for some reason, my mouse (ms3.0) decides not to wake up and I have to unplug/replug it in.
anthony
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#16 - 15. Aug 2014 02:38
i will one day bring myself to buy a SSD. I just couldn't justify spending 300$ for 5Gb of space :P :P :P
anthony
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#17 - 15. Aug 2014 02:39
damn... just realized i made that joke already. whatever... its still funny
Christian
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#18 - 15. Aug 2014 10:12
haha
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HLAE

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#19 - 28. Sep 2019 10:57
We need an update now when SSDs have become mainstream!

(I have nothing to add as I am still using the same one as my older post.)
anthony
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#20 - 29. Sep 2019 02:54
I should make my m.2 my boot drive, but that would require a shit ton of reinstalling.
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