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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When is booting complete?
by krreagan on Fri 9th Sep 2011 20:44 UTC
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It also matters what you consider completing the "boot" process. My current computer puts up a login window in about 15sec and I can login but I can't use the damn thing for another ~45sec-1min while it finishes the "boot" process and logs me in. If I wait about 2 minutes after the login window shows up and then login, it only takes about 5-10 sec to get to my desktop. This indicates that the OS is still booting even after the login window is presented to the user.
Is there a standard that is used to tell when booting is complete?


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