I have mentioned before that my Vista-running X61 tablet takes a while to boot. Soluto measured boot time at just over 10 minutes. I followed its advice, and through delaying and removing various crapware and legitimate startup programs I got boot time down to 5 minutes and 10 seconds.
Emboldened, this weekend I took some advice from Ian’s comments on my last post and shelled out AU$300 for a copy of Windows 7 Professional (upgrade).
Now, with a few tweaks recommended by Soluto I’m recording a consistent boot time of 1 minute 35 seconds.
My aging tablet feels like new again (during boot).
Update: Actually, it feels pretty snappy since the Windows 7 makeover and some hybrid SSD drive loving. Boot time is now a shade under a minute and application launches are snappier than they’ve ever been.