What are the Boot Speeds of the Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Winter Charm, Aug 23, 2008.

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How does Windows Boot speed relate to OSX Boot Speed?

  1. OSX Boots Significantly Faster

    34 vote(s)
    82.9%
  2. They Are About The Same (within 5 seconds of each other)

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. Windows Vista Boots Faster

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    #1
    I am wondering what the boot speeds are for the macbook - this includes speeds for both windows and mac OS X.

    so it would be really nice if you could tell me what the speeds are...

    in OSX
    and
    in windows Vista (for those of you that are running it)

    thanks!

    i will be adding a Poll where people can vote on boot speeds
    but please post your boot speeds and your Specs (just the processor speed please)

    NOTE: NATIVE BOOT SPEEDS ONLY - i ONLY want speeds thru Bootcamp!
    THANKS!

    thanks Mac Forum Users
     
  2. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

    Littleodie914

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    #2
    My Macbook boots OS X (from the chime to the desktop, with all services started) in 58 seconds.

    I don't have any specific times for Windows, but I know it's not that fast. I have it on my iMac, and while it might take that long to get to the desktop, starting all those extra system tray programs definitely puts it over.
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    #3
    Running OS X 10.5.4 on my 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM, I am at the desktop in under a minute.

    Running Vista x64 via Boot Camp on my 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM, I am at the desktop in under four minutes.

    On my 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, OS X 10.4/10.5 would boot in about a minute. Windows XP via Boot Camp would take about two.
     
  4. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    WOW, is vista really that slow?? - or is it cuz you are running a virtual machine - and not thru bootcamp - i should have clarified that... i would like for people to post NATIVE boots speeds thru Bootcamp ONLY!

    no parallels please!.

    thanks!
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I don't use Vista, just XP, but XP definitely boots faster then OS X. While XP takes longer to get me to my desktop, once I'm there, it's ready to go, where as I must wait a few extra seconds while OS X finishes loading everything.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    For me, Windows Vista boots faster.

    The last EFI update seemed to make OS X boot slower.
     
  7. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Yes, it is that slow. All Windows times are via Boot Camp. Parallels is about the same.
     
  8. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    But Macs still run vista faster than PC's Right??
    or is this a common myth?:(
     
  9. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    Just tested this. Both of these are timed until they start up and all their services start working. I have a desktop with Vista that has a Quad Core and it starts up Vista in around a minute... but of course that's with twice as much the processing power of my MacBook, so it SHOULD be MUCH faster, but with Vista it isn't.

    MacBook 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM = 56 seconds
    Vista 1.8GHz AMD X2, 2GB RAM = 1 minute 50 seconds

    I just switched from a Windows laptop to my MacBook yesterday and I can tell you there is a HUGE difference it shut off/startup speeds with the Mac heavily favored.
     
  10. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    I don't have Vista but..

    OSX 10.5.4 = 1 min ± 10 sec

    XP SP2 = 35s ± 5s

    This is from initial press of the button to full use with everything loaded
     
  11. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    Interesting - i am using this poll whether to really buy a macbook or NOT.. cuz if its no faster with vista... then its not worth it...

    but from the looks of it... its running vista MUCH faster.
    and XP too :D

    think i'll go w/ a macbook:apple:
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    firstly, your comparing how fast an OS is due to its startup time? this is pointless as OS X is so stable that its pretty much pointless to shut down and users usually sleep their Macs.

    secondly, it depends on how much stuff you have installed in OS X or if you hard drive is full or not. a clean install of OS X on Intel usually boots in 30-40s. anything up to or just over a minute when youve customised OS X with your apps and data.
     
  13. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    leopard definitely has slower boot times than the final 10.4.11 release of tiger... but maybe leopard will get better towards the later releases. I had boot times of 26 seconds with tiger but its more like 40 seconds with leopard. not complaining though!
     
  14. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    Another important variable is the change in boot time over many months. My OSX boots up just as fast as it did 8 months ago - definitely not the case with Windows XP (and Vista?) which gets incrementally slower without consistent maintenance.
     
  15. chrisiw macrumors regular

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    Yep! Fully agree, my 18 month old MacBook still boots just as fast as when it was new, I also have a 3yr old WindowsXP laptop and it has got allot slower with time
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    My Vista takes like 10 seconds, but OS X takes about 2 min.
     
  17. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    NOT wholly - im not stupid... LOL

    i DO have information on stability w/ both OS's.
    dont worry aboutme... i know OSX is many thousands of times more stable than windows vista... anyways... the reason i'm asking this is to primarily see what OSX's boot speeds are... AND to compare if Macs Boot vista faster than windows PC's -

    i would love the flexibility of OSX and the gaming ability of Vista - so i really would LOVE to have both thru bootcamp...

    but i do need this information.
     

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