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Windows 8 Boots in 8 Seconds

Posted on the 09 September 2011 by Tftb @TFTB

Microsoft wants Windows users to stop shutting down their PCs completely after their use, instead they want to encourage hibernation mode so much that they have a new Windows 8 demo video in their ‘Building Windows 8′ series which shows how fast the hibernation would work in Windows 8. (  booting to the new Metro UI in 8secs )

Microsoft revealed that One half of Windows 7 users use ‘sleep’ or ‘hibernation’ as of now in their systems which is true. And they want us to adapt to hibernation and save time and boot to the new Metro UI as fast as we could. Check the video and what exactly it does after the jump.

What is Hibernation?
Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Windows 8 now has a hybrid shut down mode in which it saves your Windows OS kernel state making it boot faster as it just opens the hibernation file which is much smaller of course and takes the advantage of the multi core CPU and SSDs to boot very fast.

by ThisIsMyNext ( via Building Windows 8)

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