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    Win7 boots slower than Vista?

    I just saw this:

    http://www.tuxradar.com/content/vist...eed-comparison

    It has windows 7 coming in at 4th place behind vista. I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this or if this test is inaccurate.
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    Well, out of all of them, I think Win7 is the prettiest.
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    My Samsung N110 netbook (Atom 230, 2gb RAM) will cold boot to the windows proprietary start-up sound in about 55 sec. with auto-login enabled on 32-bit Windows 7 Professional. I dont think its that bad. I haven't tried the others. It is far less time on the Zotac mini-itx build i'm finishing (E7200 C2D, 4 gb RAM) with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws6vert View Post
    My Samsung N110 netbook (Atom 230, 2gb RAM) will cold boot to the windows proprietary start-up sound in about 55 sec. with auto-login enabled on 32-bit Windows 7 Professional. I dont think its that bad. I haven't tried the others. It is far less time on the Zotac mini-itx build i'm finishing (E7200 C2D, 4 gb RAM) with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.
    Is it slower or faster than windows vista? Albeit, vista may not even boot on your netbook :-/ so I guess it'd be hard to test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    Is it slower or faster than windows vista? Albeit, vista may not even boot on your netbook :-/ so I guess it'd be hard to test.
    Have never tried Vista on the N110, so can't really compare!

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    I don't believe that one bit. I've installed Win7 on 3 different machines, and I still can dual boot with vista/win7 and win7/xpsp3 (carputer). Win 7 is at least 20 sec faster than anything else bar Linux.

    I do remember though that on a fresh install Vista was relatively fast. But it quickly deteriorates. And both windows freak out if they're inside a network, specially with no Av present, so

    I wish the website gave more details about the windows install. Did they installed all the updates? Firewall was configured? The warning for no AV present was dismissed? Windows check all that at every restart. It takes a while for it to settle. Not that that is unfair, it just is what is is: fresh install comparison, not tweaked etc. I bet a tweaked tiny xp can beat them all, but what does that mean?

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    Win7 boots faster on my notebook and car pc than Vista did. Although....I'm running an SSD so....

    My BeOS dual PII system from years ago would beat everything out there though!!!! :P
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    Are you really going to trust a linux site, announcing the release of a new ubunutu, to provide a fair windows boot comparison??

    Thats not even close to an accurate test->thats the first time the win7 machine was booted. You can actually see it still installing new hardware as its being started.

    Check this out for a better comparison:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=3...col1;post-3182

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    Are you really going to trust a linux site, announcing the release of a new ubunutu, to provide a fair windows boot comparison??

    Thats not even close to an accurate test->thats the first time the win7 machine was booted. You can actually see it still installing new hardware as its being started.

    Check this out for a better comparison:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=3...col1;post-3182
    I don't think it was the first time. Else, how did they pre-setup it to launch an internet browser to load their webpage? Besides, it's not like they are selling Linux on that site. Why would they skew the results?

    It could be that they added hardware post install/setup/config and that slowed it down? Or maybe win7 does some profiling so it doesn't speed up until 3-4 boots later?

    My BeOS dual PII system from years ago would beat everything out there though!!!! :P
    From what I've heard, BeOS is an amazingly fast little OS. I doubt any modern OS really holds a candle to it. On a side-note there is a new BeOS-clone open-source OS [forget the name] in development. It's supposedly pretty fast as well and even has basic driver support for wifi, etc. Could be cool.
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    I have tried all 4 of the OSes on the this machine (currently running dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 and Win7). However, I've only used the 32bit versions. I don't have any hard data (and I don't plan on pulling out a stopwatch anytime soon), but the results don't seem to match what I've observed. Both ubuntu installs were faster than either of the Windows installs. But Win7 was definitely faster than Vista.

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