WOW! Windows 8 Boot Times!!!

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  1. mm1250 macrumors 6502

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  2. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    video cut = fake. Also, there is absolutely no software on it. Not even comparable, really.
     
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    Although the video is cut, it is from one that MS released on a laptop with an SSD and the boot time is about 6 to 10 seconds on an SSD machine.
     
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    You're probably right, but I'm still a little skeptical...I'd rather see the full video.
     
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    That video is not new its a few months old.

    Also:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/20/reengineering-the-windows-boot-experience.aspx
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    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/08/delivering-fast-boot-times-in-windows-8.aspx

    On my Lenovo X200 that uses a slower BIOS (the vid has EFI) Core2 CPU, DDR 1066 RAM and SATA2 SSD is about 13 seconds using the Developer build of 8. Thats a few seconds faster than 7 on the same machine. Faster ram, SSD and CPU are definitely helping that HP boot faster. I also assume that build is more recent than the BUILD release.
     
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    It can be fake even without a cut... With that logic you can never know what's real and what's not on the internet.
     
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    Well, let's face it-Windows couldn't afford to boot up much slower... I look forward to seeing the next OS and running it through Parallels.
     
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    My machines are put on sleep, and usable in 5 seconds or less. I don't think I've shut 'em down since I bought them.
     
  11. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I have just finished upgrading all my Macs & PC's to SSD's. While I've compared the boot times for each of them, overall they're all so fast a few seconds one way or another hardly matters.

    Of greater importance to me is the day to day working experience.

    Microsoft has done an excellent job with Windows 7 SP1. I'm also encouraged and impressed with the beta of Windows 8 I have on another machine.

    Yet that said, my absolute favorite by a wide margin is my fully optimized and swift OS X 10.6.5. It's so fast, smooth & stable I simply cannot find a single reason to migrate to Lion at this point.

    I have purchased and used a 13" 2011 MBA with it's Lion OS to see what the experience is like. While I can honestly say it's not for me, I'm certainly not going to bash it. The differences are sure to appeal to some, just not to me.

    Who knows, its still early in the development curve for 10.7.x. Perhaps as time goes on and feedback continues to flow into Apple, future revs will be more to my liking.

    Presently I'm far more concerned over the future of my highly prized Mac Pro. I don't even want to think what will happen if Apple kills it. The future of that segment as far as Apple is concerned is certainly a hot topic of speculation. Only time will tell.
     
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    Windows 8's boot is more like a hibernation, hence the boot time. Still great though and I have nothing against it, just noting.
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Not really. I don't really care if my laptop boots up a few seconds faster or slower. For example, I typically turn on my Imac before going into the kitchen to make breakfast, which takes about 5 minutes, so it doesn't really matter if my imac takes 1 second or 1 minute.

    You don't really gain much with that time savings. Speed is good and all that, but past a certain point, it starts losing its significance.
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but when it finishes booting its... Windows
    When my Air boots it is OSX
    Think I will wait 2 more seconds
     
  15. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

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    this is a McDonalds burger in commercials:
    [​IMG]
    this is what they really look like:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Don't get this hang up on boot speed personally esp with windows. Add an antivirus package to that laptop and then check the boot time!

    Personally if I need something booting quick it would be to look up something on the net or check an email! A pc does not come to mind for those tasks!
     
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    You don't know any of the specs of the machine..it's probably got a Sata III SSD and an i7...put a sata III SSD in the MBP range and it'd boot in about 6s
     
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    as I have heard that isn't really booting. It is a hibernate state that is suspended to disk, not a full, clean boot. This makes it rather unimpressive
     
  20. sectime macrumors 6502a

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    That 10 seconds is enough time, for the people who care, to hook up and finish with a mate:cool:
     
  21. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but DOS doesn't count. :p
     
  22. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    HAHAHAHAh
     
  23. tigres macrumors 68040

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    LOL. no, SL.:D
     
  24. cleric macrumors 6502a

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    Lol people still reboot their computers? That's cute.
     
  25. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Typically just Windows
    I usually only reboot when I have an update that requires it
     

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