PC Startup Time

What’s more annoying than a PC that takes ages to boot? To see how much AVG PC TuneUp helped, we measured startup times down to the second:

Medion Desktop PC (2008): On our aging Windows 7 desktop PC, we had to wait almost 6 minutes after pushing the power button until we were able to use the machine. Once we optimized it with AVG PC TuneUp, startup time dropped to 159 seconds – and the PC was instantly usable.

Asus Zenbook UX-501: With typical amount of programs installed on Windows 10, the Zenbook took 39 seconds to start up. Once optimized though, startup time plunged to a mere 8.7 seconds.

53%
quicker startup
desktop PC
336
159
77%
quicker startup
Asus Zenbook UX-501
38
8.7
(Results shown in seconds)

Light & Heavy Work Performance

In the light work test, we used benchmarking tool PC Mark 8® to test how much smoother web browsing, writing and photo editing was. For our heavy work test, we used Adobe Creative® Suite tools (InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator):

Alienware X51: The time it took to render images, applying filters and exporting files using Adobe's products went down from 18 to 14 seconds – that's an improvement of 21% after our performance tuning.

Sony Vaio 2011: on this aging Windows 7 laptop, everyday programs had a massive effect on the PC Mark 8 score. AVG PC TuneUp was able to recover it and boost that from a low 901 points up to 2196. In other words: it now ran more than twice as fast.

21%
faster
Alienware X51
18.19
14.25
(in seconds)
143.7%
faster
Sony Vaio 2011
901
2196
(in points)

Cleaning unnecessary files

In our final test, we looked at how much disk space we were able to clean on both a 2008 desktop PC as well as an Asus Zenbook UX-501 ultrabook:

Desktop PC: Over the course of its 7-year lifecycle, it accumulated more than 75 GB of wasteful files. Thanks to AVG PC TuneUp, that space is now available for more movies, photos, and music.

Asus Zenbook UX-501: We got back 38.5 gigabytes, part of which was taken up by redundant backup files created when upgrading the machine from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

75 GB
of files cleaned
desktop PC
75221
38.5 GB
of files cleaned
Asus Zenbook UX-501
38463
(Results shown in MB)

We tested on a 7-year-old desktop PC and a brand-new ultrabook, both loaded up with 200 of the most popular software. To check out all our tests, procedures and how we optimized these systems, read our whitepaper here.

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