Originally Posted by MikeC
On a serious note, I have been wondering why Windows 7 takes so long to boot on my PC. It takes longer than Vista.
Most of the time is spent after the logon screen when a password is entered. I rarely use Windows 7 so it's basically a fresh install with updates.
Are there any tools available to determine what Windows 7 is spending its time on during startup (i.e., BootVis)?
You need an SSD.
I think my boot time is 38 seconds from hitting the power button to sitting at the desktop ready to go. (Including login)
I'd take a quick peek at msconfig and see what programs you have loading on startup. My install is still pretty new, so I only have a handful of programs that load. Also, what antivirus are you using?