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Old 05-01-15, 05:12 AM
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fastest booting os

I want to boot my laptop in 10 seconds because im a geek lol .which os is the fastest to boot?
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Old 05-01-15, 05:19 AM
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Chrome books are relatively inexpensive, lightweight, and boot up fast.
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Old 05-01-15, 05:24 AM
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yeah I have a chromebook but it requires password to log in so that takes time. I got a great deal on my chromebook it was 129 bucks at bestbuy
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Probably something like MSDOS or DRDOS on an SSD.

For something modern, OSX on a Macbook Air or other SSD based Mac is fast to come up from a cold boot.

How often do you really boot anyway vs sleep/hibernate?
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Old 05-01-15, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gpburdell View Post
Probably something like MSDOS or DRDOS on an SSD.

For something modern, OSX on a Macbook Air or other SSD based Mac is fast to come up from a cold boot.

How often do you really boot anyway vs sleep/hibernate?
true I mostly sleep since it only uses 1 watt or so in sleep
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Old 05-01-15, 06:56 AM
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8 on a SSD and quick start capable system boots in about five seconds, about ten on a non-QS
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Old 05-01-15, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
8 on a SSD and quick start capable system boots in about five seconds, about ten on a non-QS
Good to know, I haven't stayed current on the MS offerings.

I think it's clear that using an SSD instead of a spindle drive has far more effect on boot time than the OS choice. You also want to ensure there's plenty of RAM so it's not a bottleneck.
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According to what you are doing...I find for most routine use that Ubuntu likes 2G of ram, Windows likes 4 or more.
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Old 05-01-15, 10:17 AM
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I have 8 gigs and just bought a cheap ssd installing win 8 on it now. It's crazy it says it will last 1 million hours I think they call it Mt f I did have a 60 gig ssd in it. This one is 240 gb and was just 85 bucks and it's made in the usa
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Old 05-01-15, 01:47 PM
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Running Windows 7 OS booting on a 128G SSD with everything else on a standard 1T HD. Boot time is 20 seconds.
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Four year old iMac still running Snow Leopard (10.6.8)...32 seconds.
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Four year old iMac still running Snow Leopard (10.6.8)...32 seconds.
You should see my late 2008 Macbook pro
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I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have put SSD's in both of them.

The first is a Dell E6500. This is a business class laptop and when I bought it I searched for one with a fast processor. Even though this machine is over 5 years old it has a dual core processor at 2.5GHz. I installed a clean install of Win 7 home premium. It boots in about 15 sec, much faster than it did with the WD Black hard drive that it came with. 15 sec. is great for me, if I wanted faster I would do the sleep/hibernate thing.

The second is a small and light Toshiba that I use for travel. It has a dual core processor at about 1.7 GHz. I put an SSD in it too but migrated the original Toshiba Win 7 home premium install to it so there is bloatware. It takes almost a minute to boot, not much faster than it did with the slow Toshiba hard drive that it came with.

Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did the full boot in 23 sec. Apparently I was remembering wrong.

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My 2007 Dell Latitude D620 boots cold in 12 seconds and when hibernated, in 6 seconds.

It's running Win/XP Pro with 4gb RAM and a 128gb Crucial SSD.
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Old 05-02-15, 05:35 AM
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now my win 8.a laptop reboots in 20 seconds and boots in 10 so I reached my goal .id go for 5 seconds but this machine is kinda old
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
now my win 8.a laptop reboots in 20 seconds and boots in 10 so I reached my goal .id go for 5 seconds but this machine is kinda old
Meh, I don't boot up as fast as I used to either.
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You might check in BIOS and see if the system is "Fast Start" capable. Some motherboards support quick boot or fast start according to your system parameters. You may find a few extra seconds there.
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My $200 windows 8 Acer comp with a crappy processor, 4gb ram, and an hdd boots fast enough that I can be on the internet 15 seconds after powering on. Apparently it takes around a minute for everything to completely boot, but nothing I use.
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