Windows 10 boot time is considerably slower than Windows 8.1...

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    #1 MonarchX, Jul 24, 2015
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    Please ignore my stupidity... I had USB drive connected to PC, which made bootup times much slower/longer. I am ashamed and embarrassed for wasting precious MyDigitaLife.info space and people's nerve cells spent on reading this :mad::eek: .
     
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  2. elzna

    elzna MDL Senior Member

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    10 seconds, thats the time it takes for me on legacy boot. and not even ssd.
     
  3. EFA11

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    it is a good point to note for those wanting to speed up their boot time though. remove all external devices, heck even if you boot with an SSD for the system drive, if you have other drives in the system, it will go through everything during boot. So fastest boot time would probably be a single SSD no other peripherals or devices plugged in besides keyboard and mouse.

    my average is about 8 to 11 seconds, but I got a ridiculous amount of drives and other things plugged into the system.
     
  4. CyberTech28

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    #4 CyberTech28, Jul 24, 2015
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    My time today to boot was 12.7 seconds.
    So my question is what do you mean with the text 'Windows 10 boot time is considerably slower than Windows 8.1'.
     
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  5. Soulfate

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    Why this USB drive, connected to your PC, slow down the Windows 10 loading from your HDD ? Windows 10 was installed into this USB storage device ?
     
  6. EFA11

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    boot windows -> windows stop see usb drive -> spin up drive, look at it -> continue booting.

    When windows sees something, it stops to sight-see before moving on, in the simplest of terms that's the basic idea.
     
  7. CyberTech28

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    Still nothing....
     
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  8. Sakuya

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    14seconds on my Q1900M Celeron and an old SATA 160gb seagate, from post to usable cursor.
     
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  9. Hlx

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    14,9 s. With one external drive and external sound card.
     
  10. k3lt

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    For me it takes about 5-6 seconds to boot. (UEFI, Fast Boot enabled, system on cheap Transcend SSD)
     
  11. PaulDesmond

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    same here since latest update was installed. Just identical to 8.1 in my old eyes :D
     
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  12. elzna

    elzna MDL Senior Member

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    if you install a nvidia update that hasnt been tested or if your graphic card is unsupported, boot time will be 15-30 seconds because of black screen issue.
    normal boot time is 5-12 sec and you should be worried about your hardware.
     
  13. Don

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    How do you test it if you haven't installed it?
     
  14. sam_farha

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    Hi, I'm having slow boot times with Windows 10 as well. Tried so many things but the fastest boot I got was 44sec normally its around 55sec. Tried tweaking many things, but nothing seems to be working. My previous windows 7 install boots in 19sec.

    Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Build 10240

    Tried deleting prefetch folder contents, full defrag, boot defrag, boot tracing programs, and nothing. I cant pin-point the problem.



    Is there a program that tells you whats happening during bootup so i figure this out? I tried googling for it but most programs are just analyzing boot up time.
     
  15. EFA11

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    how many hard drives? how fast are they? Computer specs? Got anything connected externally to the system(external hdd's, printers, etc etc)?