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July 16, 2010 4:04:05 PM

How can i speed up my windows boot time?

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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2010 4:15:07 PM

I must say that my Windows 7 boots very quickly - much more so than previous versions. What sort of boot time are you talking about?
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July 16, 2010 4:19:52 PM

Ijack said:
I must say that my Windows 7 boots very quickly - much more so than previous versions. What sort of boot time are you talking about?

I just want it to load up as fast as possible thats all. i heard there is a setting in bios for quicking boot. not sure where though.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2010 4:26:23 PM

I can't think of a BIOS setting that would significantly affect boot time, but have a look at this article. Google "speeding up windows 7 boot" for more advice.
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
July 16, 2010 4:55:42 PM

The quick boot option does not directly affect the Windows part of the boot sequence. To affect that, you need to do things like defrag your hard drive, remove unnecessary applications from starting with Windows, clearing temp files... etc. What the Quick Boot option in the BIOS does, is allows the POST to skip certain RAM tests that it would normally perform. Depending on how much RAM your computer has, it can greatly speed up the boot time.
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July 16, 2010 5:03:53 PM

The_Prophecy said:
The quick boot option does not directly affect the Windows part of the boot sequence. To affect that, you need to do things like defrag your hard drive, remove unnecessary applications from starting with Windows, clearing temp files... etc. What the Quick Boot option in the BIOS does, is allows the POST to skip certain RAM tests that it would normally perform. Depending on how much RAM your computer has, it can greatly speed up the boot time.

I have 4 gb of ram 2 2gb sticks. would quick boot help or not?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 16, 2010 5:40:53 PM

Depends on how fast your processor is but not a whole lot.
I shaved 10 seconds off my boot by putting win 7 on to a SSD.
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
July 17, 2010 3:59:38 AM

k1ngkev1n1 said:
I have 4 gb of ram 2 2gb sticks. would quick boot help or not?


Unless you are having problems with the RAM installed in your system, I would turn Quick Boot on. It cuts out a lot of unnecessary waiting time when booting your system. The extended tests are not necessary anyway, as RAM problems usually manifest themselves in the form of blue screens of death in Windows.
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a b $ Windows 7
July 17, 2010 5:00:40 AM

The fastest thing you can do is get a SSD boot drive. Nothing else is gonna matter much.
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December 19, 2012 12:59:44 PM

Either invest into an SSD (which I would recommend as well). If you don't want to spend too much money (no money to be precise) then you can try the Freeware Argus Boot Accelerator

It can help you speed up the boot process by letting the system boot until you can logon and then starting non essential services and selected autostart entries later. And best of all -- it's free. ;) 
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