Here’s Why Windows 8 Will Boot Much Faster than Windows 7

By Lowell Heddings on September 9th, 2011

If there’s one thing that drives geeks crazy, it’s a slow-booting system. That’s why for Windows 8, Microsoft went back to the drawing board to redesign the boot process for speed.

What they came up with was a hybrid of cold booting and hibernate mode – essentially the internal Windows processes use hibernate all the time, but the drivers start up like they would on a cold boot. The difference looks something like this:

Windows 8 is definitely going to be awesome. Click the link for more details.

Delivering Fast Boot Times in Windows 8 [MSDN]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/9/11
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