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Microsoft Tests Boot Times for Windows 8 OS

Microsoft has tested superfast boot times for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system in a new video.

Judging by the video, Windows 8 will be able to reach the start screen after being turned on in less than 10 seconds, which is good news for people who to know what it's like waiting for Windows to start.

In a post on the Building Windows 8 blog, the fast boot time has been made possible using a new system that relies cold boots and hibernation mode.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 will also be able to run on tablet devices. This is why the company is keen on adding faster boot times to the platform as people have become used to fast boot in smartphones and tablets.

“It’s faster because resuming the hibernated system session is comparatively less work than doing a full system initialization, but it’s also faster because we added a new multi-phase resume capability, which is able to use all of the cores in a multi-core system in parallel, to split the work of reading from the hiberfile and decompressing the contents,” Microsoft explained.