If you don’t count the HP startup screen, Windows 8 purportedly boots into a usable interface in just 2-seconds. Throw in the posting screen, and you’ll be ready to go in under 10-seconds. Microsoft will officially reveal Windows 8 at its BUILD conference next week. Continue reading for the video.
Microsoft achieves this quick boot by writing the kernel sessions to disk, essentially putting the computer in hibernation mode rather than shutting it down completely. This improves boot time by 30-70% since the computer doesn’t have to load all the drivers and services every time.