So I have a 2007 MBP with 5 GB RAM. I don't use OSX, I have a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit on a recently formatted hard drive. All the updates and bootcamp drivers are installed. The problem is that it boots extremely slow. It always did, but I was hoping after a format it will be better. I measured it twice, and here are the results: 1st boot grey screen: 53 sec black screen before "Starting Windows" appears: 2 min 28 sec Windows desktop appeares on screen: 1 min 23 sec total boot time: 4 minutes 44 seconds 2nd boot grey screen: 57 sec black screen before "Starting Windows" appears: 1 min 40 sec Windows desktop appeares on screen: 2 min 44 sec total boot time: 5 minutes 20 seconds No cd in the drive or any usb were connected. The boot time is always different, sometimes it's "only" about 2 minutes. I tested the HDD, and the program said it is in 100% working condition. Once the Windows is loaded, it works perfectly. I can read or write on the HDD with proper speed, basically I can do anything with the laptop including video editing, gaming. Never had any problems or freezing. What could possibly wrong that causes this extremely slow boot? I can't say anything about OSX I don't like it, I never used it, I have a Mac because it was free.