Windows 7 Boots Slower Than Vista ?!

IoIo Technologies, a PC Tune-up software company, disclosed its findings to CNET yesterday that Windows 7 doesn't boot as fast as Vista:

IoIo Technlogies [...] said its lab unit found that a brand-new machine running Windows 7 takes a minute and 34 seconds to become usable, as compared to a minute and 6 seconds for Windows Vista. Iolo notes that it measured not the time it takes for the desktop to appear--which can be as little as 40 seconds on a fresh installation of Windows 7--but rather the time it takes to become fully usable "with CPU cycles no longer significantly high and a true idle state achieved."

Interesting. But coming from a PC Tune-up company, IMO, this needs further investigation.

I, for one, don't notice the lag at all. In fact, waking up from 'Hibernation', Windows 7 seems snappier than Vista.

Other Windows 7 users, what can you say about your unit's boot time?



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2 comments:

  1. haven't used vista before.. but definitely didn't take windows 7 more than one and a half minute to be fully usable on my machine, IMO, it didn't even reached the 1-minute mark. in addition, people i know who used vista were really impressed by windows 7's boot up time..

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  2. The difference between boot time outweights the performance benefits of Windows7

    If boot time was really an issue then Hibernation or even Stand-By would be a better option.

    Wonders if Windows7 would be sold in the Philippines in a "Family Pack" (licensed to 3 pc)

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