Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2011 15:17 UTC
Windows More news on Windows 8. This time around, Gabe Aul, a director of program management in Windows, blogged about the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 8's boot process. The results are impressive - a boot time not much slower than waking from sleep on current Windows 7 and Mac OS X machines. This is, of course, a vital component of getting Windows NT ready for tablets.
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ummm ... hibernate?
by kristoph on Fri 9th Sep 2011 18:06 UTC
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All their doing here is making shutdown the equivalent of a partial hibernate.

No doubt they will now have ...

- Sleep
- Hibernate
- Shut Down
- Shut Down and Reset

So what will happen here is that most installs will still do a reset and require a 'full' restart and the only time you really get this 'fast' boot is when you shut down your computer for the night and restart it in the morning.

It also looks like the address space of services is restored so problematic memory gobbling services won't get reset in a regular restart.

Edited 2011-09-09 18:12 UTC

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