Windows 8 gets a faster booting than 7

/ 5 years ago

Who’s looking forward to Windows 8? I wasn’t, because I felt that ‘fixing’ something that wasn’t broken was useless, but as we go forward, Microsoft’s blog “Building Windows 8” continues to release sneak-peaks and teasers about the upcoming OS, and this has gotten me more interested, and more recently, the improved booting time.

According to the blog, Windows 7 was improved at booting with a parallel initialization of device drivers and trigger-start services, which we can’t really complain, but the engineers say they could have been more creative.

Basically, the new booting process for Windows 8 will be a mix between a traditional booting and a wake up from hibernation. While in Windows 7, when we shut down, it closes everything and shuts down completely, can’t be simpler, but Windows 8 on the other hand doesn’t completely shut down as the Kernel (the core of the computer) isn’t entirely shut down.

The advantages of this is that, according to Microsoft, the pros of hibernation are kept but without the cons. The computer boots faster because not everything has been shut down completely, so only a definite part of the computer would need to boot while the system itself, which is hibernating, would just have to wake up.

The graphic below shows that the tests reveal an improvement in booting speed ranging from 30 to 70%, magnificent!

Another thing, Microsoft is also going to place a ‘standard’ shut down, like Windows 7’s, to allow for material modifications, for example.

I am beginning to like this new Windows, how about you?


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  • Robert

    lol and here I thought Win 7 was booting fast 🙂 This sounds awesome 🙂