win7 pro vs home bootup speed

Posted on 2014-08-11
Last Modified: 2014-08-27
Does a profession OS warrant a better boot time? or would all win7 be the same in terms of what boot speed to expect?
Question by:25112
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    by:Joseph Undis
    Professional and Home will have roughly the same boot up time as a fresh install on the same hardware.

    The more software you add that starts at boot, the longer it will take to boot to desktop.

    The faster your hard drive, or ideally solid state drive, the faster your boot time.
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    by:John Hurst
    Boot up speed is usually a function of what you are loading. Anti Virus takes time to load, indexing has to come up to speed, power management on a laptop has to kick in, and the list goes on. This has much more to do than Home or Pro.

    I have found since I started to look that any system (XP, Vista, Seven and Eight) all take 5 minutes (maybe 6) to get fully started and workable. I normally have about 125 process running on my laptop (nothing I do not want or do not understand).

    I start once a day and the 5 minutes occurs while eating breakfast. No big deal.
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    If you want to help boot speed, then I would disable startup programs you don't need.  Click "Start" and type in msconfig - run the program and click the Startup tab and uncheck what you don't need.

    Another consideration is to uninstall programs you don't need, either.  Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features.

    Finally, download and run the registry cleaner found in the program CCleaner.  You can get some extra performance from running this.

    Of course, the best thing that will help increase load times is upgrading your primary hard drive to a solid-state drive.  I did it and the difference is day and night.  Here's a good one to consider:; or you can go with a larger size if you need more than 120 GB for your OS, programs, Etc.

    Good luck.
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    by:John Hurst
    @25112  - Thank you and I was happy to help you with this.

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