Bootup Speed

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Chris, May 19, 2006.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Can anyone comment on boot up speed? Please include your hardware specs.

    I have a group of very demanding users that are very concerned with boot up
    time, no one wants to wait 3min. for the system to come up, they're
    expecting it now! I can only hope Microsoft has looked at that all previous
    OS's and had improved on post time.
    Chris, May 19, 2006
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  2. WinSAT rating 4 (x64): 22 seconds
    WinSAT rating 3 (x86): 34 seconds
    WinSAT rating 2 (x86): 1 minute 2 seconds

    Those are from my machines - from the moment the BIOS bit switches off and
    the boot manager finishes the countdown, till I'm able to click on my
    username and type in my password :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker, May 19, 2006
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  3. Chris

    Chris Guest

    That's not then impressive, I would be looking for speeds of 10-20 max! With
    time that 1.2min is going to be 3.4min. .....
    Chris, May 19, 2006
  4. 2 mins from Splash to log in. 5 seconds for everything on the desktop to
    appear with icons, plus messenger to log in.

    3.2 Ghz Pentium 4 HT (32-Bit)
    2.6 Gbs of RAM
    Geforce FX 5200 128 MB AGP
    20 GB Partition
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 20, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Hibernate is your friend. :cool:

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, May 20, 2006
  6. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 21, 2006
  7. Chris

    Chris Guest

    haven't had much luck with hibernation on any windows system.... 20% of the
    time it won't get back to OS, reboot... delays...
    Chris, May 26, 2006
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    Naseru Guest

    So, by "demanding group of users" that equals yourself? And with RTM 4-9
    months away, what's the rush for stats should they actually be real people?

    As for shortened times, it all varies based on hardware and software loads.
    My Dell Latitude (laptop) returns from any standby state within 5-7 seconds
    (with log-in prompt)... my desktop returns from a Sleep state (mix between
    Standby and Hibernate, it seems) < 10-12 seconds.

    From a cold boot, you'd be lucky to get past the OS Loading icon in less
    than 12-14 seconds on *average* end-user hardware (not purchased in the last
    6-8 months).

    - naseru
    Naseru, May 30, 2006
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    The Dude Guest

    From after BIOS post to login screen, 8 seconds.

    AMD Athlon64 X2 4200
    2GB RAM
    2x 250GB SATA HDD in RAID 0 config.
    256MB Nvidia 7300 PCI-e x16
    The Dude, Jun 8, 2006
  10. Wow. Nice numbers of the x64 bit. We really are ushering in the 64-Bit times
    with Vista. I can't wait for Quad core 64-Bit 4GB machines. :)

    1 min, 2 seconds isn't really that long, considering this is Beta with beta
    drivers and no OS tweaks. After tweaking the OS, we can usually shave off a
    good 25-50% of the time with XP. Better drivers will chop some off.

    Whistler beta (XP) took longer than the final release did, as well. So,
    don't take the longer boot times as serious right now.

    Dustin Harper
    Dustin Harper, Jun 10, 2006
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