Title pretty much says it all... So on my gaming PC Windows 7 is useable from a cold boot in roughly 15 seconds (even with hibernation totally disabled). Windows 8 is usable from a cold boor in roughly 40 seconds. With fast boot (hibernation) enabled Windows 8 boots pretty much just as quick as Windows 7. But I power off all my stuff at the wall when I go to sleep so fast boot is pretty much useless to me. Plus I'd rather have the extra HDD space by switching hibernation off. Anyone else experience anything similar to this...? There's got to be a reason why Windows 8 is booting so slow for me. I've disconnected all extra drives, pulled the mobo battery out, updated the bios. Nothing seems to make a difference. Windows 8 always takes 30 seconds to boot to the login screen and around 5-10 to get to desktop. Thanks guys. Edit: I just tried my new Vaio Pro with fast boot (hibernation) disabled and it made no difference to the boot time. Why is my PC so different then?