Re: Windows 7 Ultimate boot slowing
my best guess would be a driver issue. There are a couple boot tracing applications you can run, to see what takes what time on bootup. (will try to see if I can find the link to them and edit the post)
What model of the board do you have? The first revisions, with Thunderbolt card combo card or the second revision? I'm asking this cause my board isn't running to smooth either all the time. It runs, but it's just a pain in the arse sometimes with unexplainable things.
I myself got the First revision with Thunderbolt card.
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