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Windows takes longer than it should to start up

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Yes. How fast is it actually when you are switching from one OS to another (i.e, where it actually matters for you). [EDIT]: Or does it matter? Not sure how it works.

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Yes. How fast is it actually when you are switching from one OS to another (i.e, where it actually matters for you). [EDIT]: Or does it matter? Not sure how it works.

OS X --> Windows 8 took 30 seconds.

23 seconds to restart into volume selection

1 second to for me to press the arrow keys and press return to select Windows

2 seconds for it to begin booting Windows 8 (that is, when it fades to black)

4 seconds for Windows 8 to boot

0 seconds for the login prompt to show up (I set it to skip the lock screen)

Windows 8 --> OS X took 18 seconds.

11 seconds to restart until the Apple logo showed up.

6 seconds for booting to finish.

1 second for the login prompt to fade in.

Edit: Just so you know, I recorded everything and used the video camera's time to see everything happening. These aren't guesses.

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Windows 8 actually "cheats" in a way. Rather than do the full boot process, startup is a lot more like waking up from hibernation - the core system always boots the same way, so why not just copy the finished result directly into memory? User settings and such have to be loaded as normal, though.

Exactly, if you shut down windows 8 and remove the hard drive the screen from hibernation pops up.

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Exactly, if you shut down windows 8 and remove the hard drive the screen from hibernation pops up.

That's a BIT hard to do on a Macbook Air, so I'll just take your word for it.

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That's a BIT hard to do on a Macbook Air, so I'll just take your word for it.

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You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

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Type msconfig into the start menu. Select the start up tab, uncheck all the boxes except your antivirus, bam.

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Type msconfig into the start menu. Select the start up tab, uncheck all the boxes except your antivirus, bam.

Not the same on Windows 8. You go to the task manager to disable startup programs. The system configuration tool still controls startup services.

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Not the same on Windows 8. You go to the task manager to disable startup programs. The system configuration tool still controls startup services.

Yeah I didnt read the op fully.

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I have a bootable program that will scan your hard drive and tell you if there are any bad sectors. It's called Large drive tools. It has to be on a disc so I doubt you can download it anyware, I will upload an image for you soon.


http://www.sadevelopment.com/

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