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Comparing Boot up times: Windows 7 Beta and OSX

January 15th, 2009

I’m running Windows 7 Beta on my unibody MacBook Pro laptop. It’s a great opportunity to compare the boot time between the two operating systems on the same hardware. Play both videos at the same time to compare for yourself.

OSX Boot time 45 seconds
Windows 7 Boot time 50 seconds

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  1. February 10th, 2009 at 08:23 | #1

    Pretty much the same then really…

    I wonder why it takes windows so long to display anything on the screen?

  2. Jesse C
    February 17th, 2009 at 22:25 | #2

    There’s about 15 seconds of wasted time when booting into Windows which must have something to do with the dual boot. On my laptop it takes about 5 seconds or so to go from the Dell screen to the “Starting Windows” screen, which then makes boot time more like 30 seconds compared to this video.

    It would be interesting to see boot times comparing a macbook and a similarly spec’d dell.

  3. Oz
    February 20th, 2009 at 14:39 | #3

    Something wrong with your mac. In my PC it doesn’t take so long for the windows logo to appear.

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