windows 10 1809 slow

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I downloaded the Windows 10 1809 and Server 2019 ISOs the day they became available so I can start working on my templates.

 

I built the templates with EFI, paravirtual for the C drive and vmxnet3 adapter. I’ve been using this combo for other versions of windows 10/8/7and windows server 2008r2/2012r2/1016 without issue.

 

So far Windows 2019 (with desktop experience) seems to be ok at least for a basic vm and guest customization. Haven’t tried anything else yet.

 

Windows 10 1809 on the other hand is very, very slow to reboot after the initial install or even just rebooting after making some changes post install. After installing the OS it took 10-15 minutes for the initial windows setup stuff (user, security settings, etc) to appear . I tried a VM set to BIOS and it seemed faster but was still quite slow. Server 2019 and other versions of windows 10 have no issue.

 

The hosts are esxi 6.5 and 6.7.

 

I haven’t had a chance to try every combo of BIOS/EFI/vmxnet3/e1000e/paravirtual/lsi sas to see if one is the cause of the issue but was wondering if anyone else had noticed any issues or if it was just me?

 

Thanks

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