1. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Hi all

    Couple of weeks ago got a new win 8.1 laptop and wondered how fast is your start up from pressing the button to seeing the desktop or start screen?

    Just wanted to compare, I know all devices will have different specs but couldn't find anything online to compare it too and get a sort of average. My old win 7 laptop in the end took almost 4 mins before I could actually do anything with it and just thought that I could if I have a base line keep an eye on it so it doesn't get to bad this time around.

    Regards
    01-10-2015 07:43 AM
  2. anon9169769's Avatar
    My HP pavilion starts up in 14 seconds from off to fully on
    01-10-2015 07:52 AM
  3. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Yeah I even just tested my linx7 tablet and that is the same also.
    01-10-2015 10:00 AM
  4. stickyshocker's Avatar
    ok just checked my new hp envy laptop and it takes 14 seconds to the sign on screen and 21 from pressing power button to being able to use the start screen
    01-10-2015 02:46 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    My Surface Pro 2 starts up in seconds. Close to instant, but not exactly.

    My old ThinkPad T400 booted in almost exactly 30 seconds when it had an SSD.
    Now, its not as great with a hard drive.
    01-10-2015 06:22 PM
  6. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Really strange some apps and times my linx starts apps quicker than my 8gb laptop l???
    01-10-2015 06:53 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Really strange some apps and times my linx starts apps quicker than my 8gb laptop l???
    maybe your laptop uses a conventional hard drive?
    01-10-2015 07:04 PM
  8. link68759's Avatar
    Just fyi, 8 will start up faster when traditionally shut down, and slower when "restarting".



    Something to do with the kernel being saved to a hibernation-like file upon shutdown for faster boot times, but restarting doesn't get this advantage.

    Edit: An article
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Last edited by link68759; 01-10-2015 at 08:34 PM.
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    01-10-2015 07:17 PM
  9. stickyshocker's Avatar
    maybe your laptop uses a conventional hard drive?
    Ok I know I'm dumb but your saying that the tablet will run faster sometimes because it doesn't use a hard drive for storage? If so can you explain why it does this as well just would like to know please
    01-10-2015 08:57 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    Ok I know I'm dumb but your saying that the tablet will run faster sometimes because it doesn't use a hard drive for storage? If so can you explain why it does this as well just would like to know please
    You can Bing the difference, as its a pretty common thing - SSD vs Hard Drive

    Kinda because I don't have a quick TL;DR explanation off the top of my head and I'm on mu phone and would rather not bang out a lot of text.
    01-10-2015 09:06 PM
  11. luke_f's Avatar
    This totally depends on your HDD. On a normal HDD, it will probably boot in about 15 seconds. If you have an older SSD, it will be below 10 seconds. I have just replaced the old SSD on my laptop with the latest Samsung SSD and was amazed to see that now it boots to the desktop in about 5 seconds. I have never seen any windows device boot that fast. So Windows itself boots very fast, it is only the storage device which is holding it back...
    02-07-2015 02:40 PM

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