What is your boot time?

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How long does it take to boot your computer?

  1. 0-9 seconds

    17 vote(s)
    20.7%
  2. 10-19 seconds

    19 vote(s)
    23.2%
  3. 20-39 seconds

    22 vote(s)
    26.8%
  4. 40-59 secoinds

    12 vote(s)
    14.6%
  5. 1minute - 1 minute 20 seconds

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 1 minute 20 seconds - 1 minute 40 seconds

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  7. 2 minutes

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  8. 3 minutes

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. more than 5 minutes

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  10. I don't want to participate in this poll but let me view the results.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Just curious what is your boot time on your laptop/desktop. No tablets/phones in this polls please.
    So that we can be all on the same page. Boot time definition on this poll equals the time from which the monitor turns on to the time that you see full Windows/Linux/Mac desktop including all the menus.

    Laptop Thinkpad x230, SSD 128GB, 8GB RAM, 2GHz i5
    Operating System: Linux Mint 16
    Boot time: 9s
    Special tweaks: Update Manager turned off from the start up list.
     
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  2. Minimalist

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    Just tested - it's 18 seconds till desktop is loaded and system operational.

    EDIT: just made another test, this time it was 15 seconds. So somewhere between 15 and 20 seconds would be an average.

    Regards, hqsec
     
  3. noone_particular

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    I have batch files that run fairly early in the boot process. With the batch files, the boot time is about 90 seconds. Without them, 20-25 from start til everything is running. That's on a 2.4GHZ P4, 1GB RAM with fast boot disabled.
     
  4. mattdocs12345

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    I assume stripped down Windows XP? I've had similar boot times.
     
  5. noone_particular

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    No. A KEX modified 98SE lite.
     
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    Never really bothered to measure it but I'm pretty sure it's less than 30 seconds. That excludes entering my account password sequence.
     
  7. Osaban

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    About 15 seconds on Win8 and 40 seconds on Vista.
     
  8. mattdocs12345

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    15s on windows 8 to a dekstop environment!? That's pretty damn fast.
     
  9. Osaban

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    Without Avira it's even faster, 12 seconds, but it's not consistent, sometimes it takes 20 seconds. These figures are the times to 'see' the metro window, the computer becomes fully operational after another 20 seconds, which in my opinion nullifies the whole concept of fast startup...
     
  10. roger_m

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    I will need to reboot and see what PC Faster says the boot time is. But, on ny main laptop running Win 7, I'm guessing well over a minute.

    This doesn't bother me as I do my best to only reboot every few weeks.
     
  11. noone_particular

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    I measure the boot time from the first appearance of the BIOS screen until hard drive activity ceases and everything is running, including Tor. Normally I go about 2 weeks between reboots, but that's been a little difficult this winter. We've had more power interruptions this winter than we've had in the last 10 years combined. Fortunately most have been short.
     
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    History does repeat itself ;)
     
  13. Minimalist

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    Yes, but this time different numbers are in game :)

    HQsec
     
  14. J_L

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    I remember it being more recent. Also, last option is unnecessary with "View Poll Results" at the bottom right.
     
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    Under 10 seconds. I boot so quickly that I can be in Chrome before my computer can get an IP from my router.
     
  16. SouthPark

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    About 50 seconds from pressing the power button to full desktop with all icons loaded on Win 7 Home 64 with 2.2 GHz Pentium dual core and 3 GB RAM (Acer Travelmate).
     
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    in the range of 5 min or more. My PC is good but all the company's crapware makes it terrible at booting.
     
  18. ams963

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    Same here.:)
     
  19. luciddream

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    Impossible to measure according to the definition because I have so many passwords/barriers in place before logon. First I have a BIOS PW. Then my TrueCrypt key. Then I have to insert a floppy for my syskey. Then hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete for secure logon. And then enter my logon password.

    But from the time I enter my logon PW and hit Enter it takes less than 10 seconds for everything on my desktop and quick launch to be up and loaded. And within 30 seconds the activity light is done flashing incessantly. I wait until then to use it.

    This is with a very stripped XP Pro with only Comodo FW & SBIE autostarting.
     
  20. mattdocs12345

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    Metro window is not desktop.
     
  21. noone_particular

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    Visible or functional? If just being visible is the requirement, My time is 5-7 seconds lower.
     
  22. mattdocs12345

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    Just visible but you must see all items loaded on it. Functionality is too subjective.
     
  23. Osaban

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    Desktop is one of Metro's tiles, hence one click is 1 more second...
     
  24. safeguy

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    Preferaby under 1 min but depending on whether encryption is enabled, number of startup programs and the hardware, anything under 2 min is acceptable with me. Anythinh beyond that is ridiculous, especially above 5 min. That would indicate something is wrong.
     
  25. SweX

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    I am quite surprised to see that the 5min option got one vote I thought it would stay at 0....forever :doubt:
     
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