Windows 8 Set for Faster Booting?

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – One of the biggest computer hassles is slow booting. So how will Microsoft’s next OS handle the issue? In the latest post on the Building Windows 8 Blog, Microsoft discusses just that.

Commenting on the matter, Microsoft President of Windows and Windows Live Division Steven Sinofsky states, “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,” he continues.

In the same post, Microsoft program management director Gabe Aul goes on to describe the work that went into Windows 7 on the issue, and what Windows 8 will focus on.

Aul specifically discusses the ability to reboot based off a new hibernation method in the OS.  “This new fast startup mode will yield benefits on almost all systems, whether they have a spinning HDD or a solid state drive (SSD), but for newer systems with fast SSDs it is downright amazing,” he states.

The post also offers an interesting video concerning the booting process. For more information, visit: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/08/delivering-fast-boot-times-in-windows-8.aspx

 

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