Originally Posted by HC_Chief
Could be crap in the startup slowing you down. Once you're in W8, launch Task Manager and switch to the Startup tab. Disable the crap you don't need at startup there. It can make a HUGE difference in boot times (this holds true for W7 as well)
Yeah, I hadn't done any real tweaking. Does that mean that by default, Windows 8 has more "crap" in startup?