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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RE[2]: Wake from sleep?
by darknexus on Fri 9th Sep 2011 22:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Wake from sleep?"
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As I understand it, they save the state of all the hardware detection and services. So they seperate the initialization of the hardware in 2 parts ? Instead of searching for hardware, they just initialize it ?

Oh, I hope not. That's fine and dandy on a tablet, but not on a desktop or netbook. Some laptop and netbook vendors tried this, they call it fastboot or quickboot or some other variant on that name. Do you know how many support calls I've gotten when that thing fails to initialize the new ram people install? You'd be amazed how many people think they know what they're doing and then don't bother to check the quickboot setting (you have to reset it so it can rescan the hardware). But hey, I guess it'll keep people like me in business. :-)

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