Windows 8 - What you expect

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  1. A.V.

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    Microsoft says it has developed a hybrid shutdown and boot process for Windows 8 that merges the traditional cold boot approach with resume-from-hibernate functionality, reducing startup time by 30% to 70% and resulting in 10-second boot times for new PCs with solid state disks.

    “Here’s the key difference for Windows 8: as in Windows 7, we close the user sessions, but instead of closing the kernel session, we hibernate it,” Aul writes. “Compared to a full hibernate, which includes a lot of memory pages in use by apps, session 0 hibernation data is much smaller, which takes substantially less time to write to disk.”
    Microsoft claimed that boot times on Windows 8 are 30 percent to 70 percent faster “on most systems we’ve tested.” While Microsoft did not say exactly which computers were tested, the benefits will be most noticeable for “newer systems with fast SSDs.” An accompanying video demonstrates a Windows 8 PC starting up in approximately 10 seconds.


    Windows 8 to bring 10-second boot-ups to new PCs
     
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    Hmm Windows 8 seems to be target the Tablet market specifically. Optimized for touchscreens afaik
     
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    Can't expect wonders that Android is currently doing in smartphone/tablet market.
     
  5. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    There is nothing wrong in boot times in current windows version...our hard drives are shit.

    upgrade to ssd and within seconds windows will boot.
     
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    SSDs : Excellent at reading, pathetic at writing !
     
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    Bug free please!
     
  8. niharjhatn

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    Apparently Microsoft are pushing a new hybrid shutdown/hibernate state, dramatically improving boot times, achieving this by hybernating the kernel on shutdown and then resuming it on boot (as opposed to starting it fresh each time).

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    Will be absolutely brilliant if they consistently deliver 20sec or less boot on non-SSD...
     
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    windows 7 was a relief after the vista debacle , but boot time on linux is already dong it now

    i expect windows 8 to concentrate less on looks more on service
     

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