Windows XP vs Windows 10 Boot Time

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Here is a test on HP mini with same specs: 1.6ghz cpu, 2GB ram, 120GB Sandisk SSD Hard Drive, the results are: Windows XP boots in 10 seconds, Windows 10 boots up in 40 seconds. Both operating systems were installed on the same computer one after another and restarted numerous times to make sure the test is accurate. P.S. Microsoft has a long way to go to match upto XP boot performance.


  1. I have Windows 10 (x64) on a 2014 (formerly W8) rig: a Haswell i7 Sabertooth Z87 GTX780 rig with 16Gb 1866 XPG RAM and Samsung V-Nand 500Gb SSD, and it takes about 40 seconds to boot up (even with a Sys32 refresh)…. HOWEVER….. My ancient 2006 PC, a 32-Bit XP rig with 400MHz ram (not even AHCI in BIOS) boots up in about 30 seconds. I also have windows 7 x64 on that dual-boot rig which also boots up in 30 seconds also (also on that older SSD).
    QED …. Windows 10 on Modern hardware is SLOWER to BOOT UP than older OS on older rigs. I only have 25-years experience with computers though. ALSO…. LinuxMint 17 v2 (x64) is far faster to boot than either of them (also; on the older rig).
    And "Yes", I have switched off (or delay-booted) some unnecessary boot programs using MS Config on both rigs.

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