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Claims Over Slow Booting Speeds Of Windows 7 Brushed Off

Los Angeles-based PC-performance enhancing software vendor, iolo Technologies, has astounded the tech-industry with a rather striking revelation that Windows 7 boots slower than its predecessor Windows Vista.

Iolo Technologies claimed that Windows 7 boots 42 percent slower than Vista - with the former taking 1 minute and 6 seconds, and the latter has had the booting time of 1 minute and 34 seconds - when they tested the OS on a brand-new machine.

However, researchers at the CRN Test Centre decided to confirm the results by conducting the boot speed tests by themselves.

The researchers put the new OS to test employing a 32-bit Dell Vostro 22o with Windows 7 RTM, 4GB of RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz CPU, and iolo’s System Mechanic software, which is claimed to enhance booting speeds of the OS by up to 800 percent.

They eventually came up with the results exactly contrary to what have been touted by iolo Technologies. According to the results from CRN, Windows 7 average boot time was found to be 53 seconds without iolo’s software installed, while Vista took 58 seconds to boot.

On the other hand, instead of boosting the booting performance, iolo’s software seemed to have delayed the booting time by around 2 seconds, the results added.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.