Windows boot time has always been an issue for every user. Few days back we gave an in-depth review on how to make Windows 7 boot faster. Seems, Microsoft also wants to get rid of this problem of slow boot. That’s why they are planning to provide hybrid boot system in Windows 8. Those who don’t know what Hybrid Boot is; here is a quick tip for you.
What is Hybrid Boot?
During hibernation Windows saves some of its RAM contents to hard disk so as to increase the start up speed. Hybrid Boot is somewhat similar to hibernation. The only difference is that it only stores currently operating files of your OS not the entire state of your machine. This helps your computer to boot faster next time.
Faster Boot In Windows 8
Microsoft designed Windows 8 shutdown in such a manner to close all user sessions but hibernate kernel session. In simpler words Windows 8 doesn’t open all your apps on startup but only the data saved for OS kernel on hard disk. This is designed to reduce the amount of data which is required at the time of hibernation mode. Microsoft tested this feature on different systems and claims that it resulted 30-60% faster response on most of the system they tested.
Windows 8 utilizes multi-core processors to load the hibernation file which is comparatively much smaller that files saved in previous Windows versions. Users can easily roll back to cold boot method by using the old fashioned hibernation method.
Microsoft product managers displayed the Windows 8 faster boot using an HP laptop. You can watch the video and go through the detailed information about it from Windows 8 official blog.