Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:54 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 has a problem " it really can boot up too quickly. So quickly, in fact, that there is no longer time for anything to interrupt boot. When you turn on a Windows 8 PC, there's no longer long enough to detect keystrokes like F2 or F8, much less time to read a message such as 'Press F2 for Setup'. For the first time in decades, you will no longer be able to interrupt boot and tell your PC to do anything different than what it was already expecting to do. Fast booting is something we definitely want to preserve. Certainly no one would imagine intentionally slowing down boot to allow these functions to work as they did in the past. In this blog I'll walk through how we're addressing this 'problem' with new solutions that will keep your PC booting as quickly as possible, while still letting you do all the things you expect."
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Superfast boot - until...
by shotsman on Thu 24th May 2012 05:41 UTC
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your favourite OEM adds all the crapware to the install. Then it will take an age (relatively) to boot. Ample time to hit a few keys to interrupt it.

But really, in the grand scheme of things, what is a few seconds(say 5) where a message on the screen says 'Press F8 to interrupt this boot'.

This is the wrong answer to a question that has yet to be asked (IMHO)

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