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Will Windows 7 boot faster than Vista? Don't bet on it

Windows 7 editionsAs operating systems have become more complex, boot times seem to have consistently gone up. One of Microsoft's big claims for Windows Vista was that boot time would be better than XP, but the real-world results ended up disappointing. So again, Microsoft is claiming that Windows 7 will boot faster than Vista.

Unfortunately, Iolo, a company that sells tune-up software for Windows machines, has found that in many cases Windows 7 boots noticeably slower than Vista, results that are corroborated by CNET labs.

Personally, I'm not sure that boot-up time is such a big deal any more. Computers have suspend and hibernate states that make the need to reboot very infrequent. I find that I reboot my laptop about once every two weeks, so if it takes a few seconds longer, that really doesn't bother me too much.

How about you? Are you disappointed that Windows 7's boot times are slower than Vista?

[via Engadget]

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