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Microsoft promises fast boot times for Windows 8

2011-09-09 10:18 by


Microsoft Windows head Steven Sinofsky announced in the official Building Windows 8 blog that Windows 8 will have a very fast boot time.

"Few operations in Windows are as scrutinized, measured, and picked apart as boot," he wrote "This is understandable ... we all know the boot experience is an incredibly important thing for us to get right for customers."

"We designed Windows 8 so that you shouldn't have to boot all that often (and we are always going to work on reducing the number of required restarts due to patching running code). But when you do boot we want it to be as fast as possible," said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division at Microsoft.

The faster boot time is achieved by hibernating the kernel session instead of closing it, which is significantly faster. On startup the processes are also divided so that the hibernated files are loaded simultaneously with driver initialisation, which means multi-core processors can be put to good use for quicker startup.

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