Windows 8 to boot in 8 seconds

Discussion in 'Windows 8 News' started by Becky, Sep 9, 2011.

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    It has been revealed recently that Windows 8 will boot in just 8 seconds, getting closer to the instant-on boot times of tablet computers. RegHardware have released an article on this feature:

    You can read the full article here.

    Seeing is believing, so here's a clip to demonstrate just how fast it is.

     
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    Showing Windows 7 boot time on the same hardware would have been nice.

    In a sense comparing hibernation to (insert name of the new power off state here).

    BTW, what is the name of this new power off state?
     
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    As far as I know there is no new name given to it as such. The MSDN blog has further detail - Gabe Aul describes it as "a hybrid of traditional cold boot and resuming from hibernate":

     
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    Windows 8 actually has potential for 128 bit architecture. That means it will be able to deal with binary data at the amount of 2 times that of a 64 bit OS. In binary we have 1 and 0 represented as things like true and false, on and off, etc... Each bit is a binary value of that, which I like to call an instruction. Handling twice the amount of instructions will make Windows 8 functionality a lot better for performance. Windows 9 for sure if it doesn't happen in a Windows 8 build.

    Although my Windows 7 already boots in around 8-10 seconds :)
     
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    "Although my Windows 7 already boots in around 8-10 seconds "

    That's remarkable. You have SSD? Best I have ever got is 45 seconds. My bios on my stationaries , takes more than 8 seconds. Laptops not much better.But, on my fastest machine, fully optimised, it takes about 25 seconds from the initiation of the boot menu. I must say, although I see and use quite a few other computers, I havn't yet seen anything significantly better than that.
     
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    I have a fairly decent hard drive which partially helps, i've disables a few options in my BIOS including the POST mem tests, and i've done a few boot file modifications and even lowered their filesize with my hex editor

    on a cold boot though sometimes it takes around 20-30 seconds depending on how long it takes my AV program to do a boot test/scan
     
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