Ok, here is the skinny, Build 7100 64 HP 8530w Quad Core 8GB memory Quadro Video card Installed 7100 64 last night. Configured it for network domain use downloaded/installed Virtual PC with XP for the 64 bit flavor of win 7 Did not configure XP for network domain right away. Went to office, connected to network, all was well, 2 hours later.. went to restart, 37 minutes from the time I logged in with my credentials, I got a desktop. Safe mode boots fast Safe mode with netowrking boots fast Regular boot take no less than a timed 30 minutes, with up to 45 minutes (Yes I timed it and yes I waited) Every time. I am using virtual XP Mode, yes it does stop me from rebooting 7 sometimes, yes I have force quit xpvm to get a reboot. Any ideas, why would 7 take so long, but also feel quick once running? On a happy note... Win 7 32 installed without bootcamp (straight install) on my first gen core duo macbook, XP mode works great on it, hell 7 feels better than OSX Leopard, been running 7 since build 7000 Win 7 64 installed on 20" aluminum iMac (straight install), xp mode runs great, no issues on either computer, only HP.