Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Sep 2008 08:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows A common topic of discussion in the Windows world - in fact, in any operating system - is boot performance. Many systems take a long time to reach a usable desktop from the moment the power switch is pressed, and this can be quite annoying if it takes too long. In a post on the Engineering 7 blog, Michael Fortin, lead engineer of Microsoft's Fundamentals/Core Operating System Group, explains what Microsoft is doing to make Windows 7 boot faster.
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by Chatbox on Mon 1st Sep 2008 16:17 UTC
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There isn't anything new here. For every release of Windows since XP, they've been saying that boot time will be improved. But hell, with faster CPUs, more memory, faster hard drives being produced every year, I still don't see the boot time is getting any shorter than previous releases of Windows.

In fact, Microsoft just says "There are a lot more things to do during boot up in Vista than there were in XP, so even when your boot time is more or less the same, the system is actually booting up faster.", but doh, that's just because the hardware are faster!

Edited 2008-09-01 16:20 UTC

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