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Old September 9, 2011, 11:12 AM
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Microsoft released a video this week that demonstrated how fast Windows 8 can boot on standard PC hardware. The company claims that when testing a computer running Windows 8 against a computer running Windows 7, the Windows 8 machine usually booted 25%, and sometimes up to 75% faster.

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Old September 9, 2011, 11:41 AM
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I'd love to see what they consider "booted up machine".

If it's an Internet Explorer window opened with a web page up, I could see it happening where it loads bare minimum until it needs it post-boot.
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Old September 9, 2011, 11:51 AM
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I'd love to see what they consider "booted up machine".

If it's an Internet Explorer window opened with a web page up, I could see it happening where it loads bare minimum until it needs it post-boot.
Looks like it is just hibernation though, drivers would be refreshed on a cold boot.

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“Those of you who like to cold boot in order to ‘freshen up’ drivers and devices will be glad to know that is still effective in this new mode, even if not an identical process to a cold boot.”
IDK interesting but IDK if it will be useful so much for cold booting and that what I do 99% of the time.
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Don't allow PC makers to install their BS bloatware. Problem solved.
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^ this

but what Microsoft is say makes sense from a theoretical standpoint.
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Don't allow PC makers to install their BS bloatware. Problem solved.
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This article makes so much more sense when you see the video attached, though we are having trouble doing that right now with wordpress. So, in the meantime:

Windows 8 Fast Booting - YouTube
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Ya, I just checked out the vid on the MS web site and that is definetly one way to actually make people excited about Windows. With boot-ups like that, what is not to like? ...ehmm right, "it's not Linux", have not heard that one before.
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When I first read this thread.. I was like "Meh.....".... after watching the video......

I'm curious if that laptop had an SSD...
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This article makes so much more sense when you see the video attached, though we are having trouble doing that right now with wordpress. So, in the meantime:

Windows 8 Fast Booting - YouTube
If you look closely at the 34th second, it looks like the video was chopped. Not that it matters...

That laptop must have used a Corsair Force GT SSD or something and forgot the OS but, how the heck does that laptop POST that fast?!
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