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davexnet

Diagnosing boot and app load times

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Hi all -

not talking about metro apps, regular desktop apps.  My boot time is about 45 seconds from the BIOS POST beep to desktop with icons appearing,

that includes maybe 5 seconds of me typing my PIN (local account only).  Regular HDD, Fast Boot disabled.

I wonder sometimes if the system is working as it should, I did at one time disable Superfetch/prefetch and it did not make an appreciable difference.

This whole forum seems quiet.  I guess Win 8 usage is minimal now.  I still like it ! I saw this thread (below), it was busy, but died in 2015

Anybody still around who may be able to help me check if things are working as they should?

Thanks

 

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I'm updating the thread, I downloaded the toolkit and ran

xbootmgr -trace boot -prepsystem

After 6 boots from this tool, and a reorganization of the files that it does, boot up was reduced from 70 seconds to 35.

I have to ask, why doesn't Windows, in it's normal operation, maintain this level of tuning?

I thought it was supposed to be self-optimizing? Or does the tool detect and fix something that Windows by

itself doesn't identify?

 

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Windows self-optiziming? :lol:

Never heard of such a thing.

I have always struggled at making sense of this tool at times. I always compare boot time to uptime. If I have a long uptime system, boot time is unimportant. If they are not long uptime systems, then I would compare boot time to disk type. I would never put a modern OS (Vista or newer, but also probably anything if possible) on a 5400rpm disk. For a 7200rpm disk I expect boot times to be maximum 1 minute. For SSD on used OS (not new install) it would be 30 seconds.

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