Windows 8 with a new startup and shutdown mode, set the traditional cold start and recovery sleep in one, you can achieve "instant boot." In Windows 8, will dialogue system kernel into hibernation, to go into hibernation file hiberfil.sys. Traditional sense completely dormant application will contain a large number of memory pages, the default memory size is 75%, but Windows 8 in the Session 0 hibernation file only save the system state and memory contents, memory capacity, so the volume is only about 10 -15%, so the time required to write to hard disk is much shorter, also very fast to initialize and read.
Compared to, Windows 8 start-up time required to reduce 30-70%. Windows 8 to boot much faster, giving users a new experience. In the future, users no longer have to sit and wait for start innocently, but can look like a TV-like instant access to the user interface.
Although the launch of Windows 8 speed is faster than Windows 7, then the Apple products and Microsoft's competitors is a contest between what? What Windows 8 of the "instant boot" is more fast? A users kilo521 recently uploaded a video, compared to the installation of Windows 8 developer preview version of the 11.6-inch Acer Aspire 1825PT Apple MacBook Pro with boot speed.
kilo521's Acer Aspire 1825PT uses Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, clocked at1.3GHz, 4GB, MacBook Pro as standard. As can be seen from the video, MacBook Pro has been in power wait state when the Acer Aspire 1825PT has all kinds can operate, Windows 8 developer preview version of the boot significantly faster than the MacBook Pro.
In boot speed, Windows 8 victory MacBook Pro. I do not know in other ways, Windows 8 is also able to win so the performance of Apple products, but Microsoft and Apple in the future will become increasingly fierce competition between.
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