Thursday, November 26, 2009

Windows 7 Review: Part 1 -- The Bootup

Windows 7!!!

Windows 7 definitely got better -- there is no doubt in my mind -- however, it still is not the best OS and has some serious flaws.

I would like to begin with the boot process. It is a bit quicker, but not too much. Also, there is a problem with dual booting sometimes because if you shut down incorrectly and you run a different operating system before doing the protocol "Start WINDOWS normally" any mounting of the drive could erase the drive/partition.

Additionally, I noticed that the system does not utilize multiple cores initially, unless preset by the hardware manufacturer. I figured this out through msconfig, which smoothly leads into my next point. The computer has never booted faster than 22 seconds and tends to rarely even get that fast It is safer to say it boots at around 28-50 seconds. The login, then, takes 20-30 seconds. Adjusting settings in msconfig does not actually, noticeably, speed up your boot.

Lastly, the part I found most amazing about the boot, because everything else had minimal performance increase, was the new animated logo.

In sum, the boot really isn't anything special.

Next, week I will talk about the login and the succeeding post will be about the Desktop environment (specifically the speed increase with the Aero theme.)

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