After upgrading from 8 to 8.1 it takes my system anywhere between 15-30 seconds to get to the desktop where it was near instant before the upgrade. What I have tried so far:
Disabling start up apps
Disabled non Microsoft services
Nothing uncommon in event viewer
currently using a local account.
256 GB M4 SSD
Best Answer zhangm , 02 December 2013 - 05:25
OK I think I am close to figuring this out. I made a local account and started updating my settings one by one, no issues. As soon as I designed the test account as an "administrator" account it took an extra 10-15 seconds to boot up. Now the questions is why...
Just shooting in the dark here - did you install the Gigabyte utilities for your motherboard? These cause this issue in Windows 7.
Edit: Here's the thread and the specific utility at fault.
http://answers.micro...4c-c48566429a57 Go to the full post