See how fast it takes to boot Windows 8

By on September 11, 2011
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With brand new techniques in place it takes 8 seconds to do a cold-boot on windows 8.

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You must have heard that Windows 8 has built new boot algorithms to make booting very fast. In this video one of the developers show how long you actually have to wait on a laptop for it to boot. (Hint: 8 seconds, yup that fast)

In order to achieve “fast start-up” mode, Microsoft basically sets the computer’s kernel to hibernate, which is typical during shutdown. A cold power-off and restart would probably take a little longer—about eight seconds, the company surmises.  The faster boot time is supposed to benefit all PCs, whether you’re running an old school hard drive or a snappy SSD in your computing rig.


Dad in the day, Gamer by night. Loves everything Geek. By profession an Engineer but my hobby has been Video gaming on PC since 1989.

  • Aequitas

    Bah. Linux achieved this like 6 years ago.

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