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Old 05-04-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I finally bought a new PC with Windows 7. My old XP system took less than a minute to reach a usable desktop in windows. The new computer takes over 3 minutes.. about 3:20. Sucks. What are your times?

Oh, I have an off-the-shelf HP Pavilion with an Athlon quad core and 4gb ram.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My work Dell Laptop with 7 boots up in about 30 seconds, though Outlook 2010 does take a good minute or 90 seconds to open. It's actually faster than my XP computers that I have at home.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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about 55 seconds.

Check startup programs. How fast is your hard drive spinning?
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'd say about 30-45.
3 minutes is way to long, even on old hardware.
I put Win7 on an AMD Sempron single core system (a sort of slower processor) and it doesn't take 3 minutes.
Something's up. I'm sure you have at least a dual core.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Under 30 seconds, but I have a SSD. Have you run PC Decrapifier & CCleaner to check for problems? New PCs usually come with lots of stuff installed that can slow the system down.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Under a minute, but I have a SSD.
That should be under 10 seconds? Right? /jealous
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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That should be under 10 seconds? Right? /jealous
haha, I actually changed it to under 30 but I've never sat there with a stopwatch. It's so much faster that when I first started using it, it caught me unawares. I have it in my work PC but have been considering transferring it to my home one. I won it so I can do whatever I want with it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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I finally bought a new PC with Windows 7. My old XP system took less than a minute to reach a usable desktop in windows. The new computer takes over 3 minutes.. about 3:20. Sucks. What are your times?

Oh, I have an off-the-shelf HP Pavilion with an Athlon quad core and 4gb ram.
That is probably crammed to the gills with bloatware, crapware, and crippleware, that vendors pre-install.

Once it boots, how many processes are running?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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20 seconds
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I haven't timed it exactly, but my older E8500 (core 2 duo) boots Windows 7 in probably 2 minutes or so, and it's got a lot of startup crap installed (multiple SQL versions, etc)
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