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How can I Speed up boot time on a laptop?

by Tyro123 / August 23, 2013 4:19 PM PDT

Slow Booting

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Re: boot
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 11:25 PM PDT

Two very good ways:
1. Don't shutdown, but use hibernate. Then there's no Windows boot at all if you turn the laptop on.
2. Replace the hard disk by an SSD and reload the OS from the recovery disks you made. Even doing only one of the 2 makes a big difference.


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I would hesitate to use the hibernate feature
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 11:38 PM PDT
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Although there is technically no boot time, there is still the process of putting everything back together which, in my experience, takes almost as long, sometimes longer, than the boot process.

Sleep would be the better option here. IMO


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You might want to share the make, model and OS version
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 11:41 PM PDT

of this laptop.

Age also plays a part in this.

Slow boot times could also be an indication of a hard drive on its way out


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Here it takes 2 seconds. Why speed it up?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:30 AM PDT

I'm on the work laptop (some asus) and when I open the lid it's back in 2 seconds. A full boot takes a minute so not much to optimize there.

There's no story or word about the laptop so what's up?

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