Boot time for Win 7 on iMac 27

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tommy0614, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. tommy0614 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2013
    I have Win 7 installed thru bootcamp on a 2012 iMac 27. 3.4 processor, 680 video card and 1TB fusion drive. Win 7 takes close to 60 seconds to boot up from a cold start. Is this normal. Would this improve if it was installed on a SSD? What are your experiences?
  2. Jonathan20022 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    If it was installed on an SSD there would be an obvious improvement. But 60 seconds isn't that bad at all, that's how much I get on my 13" Macbook Pro with a 750gb 5400rpm drive cold booting into Mac OSX 10.8.2.
  3. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I don't know how much of the boot-up time is devoted to system tests such as RAM test which would effect test time, but your measurement of 60 seconds for Windows boot looks pretty good.

    Surprisingly, I just timed my Windows-7 Pro boot time with 32GB RAM on 3.4GHz i7, 680MX, 768GB SSD, 2012 27" iMac and it was 1:19 from power button to Windows 7 login screen. So, not only not significantly faster, but actually slower with this installation. There may be significant boot time issues with hardware differences, and Windows startup files which affect this ... perhaps others will add their experiences and thoughts.

    OS X boot is about 14 seconds.

    My Windows-7 Pro is installed on a 256GB partition on the internal 768GB SSD.

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