Originally Posted by jeffkro
5 minute boot? Something is wrong, I sure wouldn't clone it.
with a HDD and a fully loaded Windows 7 (meaning, all the apps you install and which have startup components), 5 minutes is possible. My fully loaded Windows 7 got me to the desktop pretty fast, but it just kept loading and loading so the desktop was sluggish while things were still loading in. If I waited until it was fully loaded, the time would be over 3 minutes.
going to Windows 8 was a nice improvement with a HDD. you get to the desktop in no time but it finishes much faster loading everything in. the only time Windows 7 is close is when both Windows 7 and 8 systems are close to bare. start installing all the programs you use in your normal workflow and Windows 7 starts to get longer and longer to boot. But the SSD is probably the best upgrade you can do to any system. Better than going from 4 GB to 8 GB. Better than upgrading your graphics card.