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.

quicker startup
desktop PC
quicker startup
Asus Zenbook UX-501
(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.

Alienware X51
(in seconds)
Sony Vaio 2011
(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
38.5 GB
of files cleaned
Asus Zenbook UX-501
(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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