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Join Date: Apr 2009
06-14-2009, 03:23 PM
Wow - My min boots much faster than yours. You sure you have set the custom dsdt.aml from DellEFI?
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kanata, Ontario, Canada
06-14-2009, 08:31 PM
I agree with everyone else. I have a Win7 and OSX 10.5.7 dual boot. The startup time for both OS is about 30sec. OSX does shutdown faster than Win7, but that doesn't matter to me.
Since the OP doesn't seem to like nor want Win7, I won't bother to suggest reinstalling it or debugging the timing. :-/
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
06-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Thirty seconds for a computer running Windows Whatever to become fully operational after turning it on? Forgive me for being skeptical, but I've never seen ANY computer boot ANY version of Windows in 30 seconds. Have I slipped into a parallel universe where such things are even possible?
I did a search & saw videos of various netbooks starting up with Windows 7. One got to the login screen in 34 seconds but that's not the same as having a usable Windows 7 computer in 30 seconds.
After a 2nd fresh install of 7 & all of the recommended tweeks, it was still too slow for my taste. Several times during the configuration process things would slow to a crawl & I'd see 'control panel not responding' at the top of the window.
It really looked pretty & I appreciated the ability to customize its desktop & task bar easier than previous editions. However, simply working with it was frustrating & not worth the effort.
For what it's worth, the SSD in this particular mini 9 is a 32GB Super-Talent that was on sale at Newegg a couple of months ago & apparently not one of their fastest models. There was also 1 GB RAM.
I think I'm going to try Linux Mint on it next. If that's slow, I'll put Leopard back on it because it ran just fine & started up in about 38 seconds.
Join Date: Apr 2009
06-16-2009, 12:21 AM
On my Win7/OSX dual boot with a 32GB STEC, Win7 comes up from a cold start in 36 seconds (this includes 10 seconds for POST). I can launch Firefox and have that come up within another 4 seconds.
For whatever reason, OSX is quite a bit slower. From cold start to desktop, it's 55 seconds (including 10 seconds of POST). I don't use OSX often enough these days for me to try another install though. Perhaps when 10.6 is out, I'll start from scratch and see if I can get faster speeds.
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