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8 Seconds For Windows 8

Soon, the long waits for your PC to start are going to disappear!

In the following blink-and-you-miss-it video, Emily Wilson, the Program Manager of the Kernel Group at Microsoft shows off the faster boot times of the PC. So, take out your stopwatches and check this out-

In the above video, Emily demonstrates the fastest boot time of Windows EVER- 8 seconds. Microsoft’s next-generation OS is going to be loading much, much faster than the previous version thanks to an all new technology developed by Microsoft. In a normal shutdown, both the kernel and the user session are closed. But, Windows 8 is going to be much different. The kernel session is going to be preserved on the disk, creating a small file, which will help in a faster boot time. This, though, is from a cold boot and slightly better timings can be expected from normal usage.

In Windows 7,  the user sessions are closed and the kernel session is hibernated. Compared to a normal hibernation of the PC, which includes a lot of memory in use by apps, the new hibernation data is much smaller, which takes less time to write to disk and therefore, less time to get read and booted. The new boot technique is 30-70% faster on the PCs that Microsoft has tested!

The good news that comes with this brand new OS is Microsoft’s announcement that all the PCs running Windows 7 will be capable of running Windows 8. So, no fretting! 😀

And, for the people who want to know which machine has been used in the video, it is an HP EliteBook 8640p Intel Core i7-2620M with 8GB RAM and a 160GB SSD. 🙂


2 responses

  1. Brilliant! :O

    September 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    • Thanks. 🙂

      September 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

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