HybridBoot: The Secret to the 8 Second Boot Time

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Mike, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    I recently published a commentary/news video listed here about Windows 8 boot times.

    People have been arguing ever since. One guy even claims he hasn't updated his computer ever since installing Windows 7 to improve his boot time. Too bad he has missed out on stability and reliability updates, including a bazillion security updates.

    But the fact of the matter is that the Windows 8 feature currently being displayed in this video is HybridBoot, the new feature that will come with Windows 8 which allows core operating system files to be suspended while other files get shut down.

    Here is an image of the HybridBoot option in one of the latest builds:


    The system also uses an SSD. My Sandy Bridge i5 with a SATA-3 SSD from crucial doesn't boot in 8 seconds. It comes out of standby in about 2. The same goes for my main tower, which has 6 SATA-2 SSDs in a RAID-0. No 8 second boot. HybridBoot was probably used in the video. It is unfortunate most of the users on YouTube are arguing about nonsense.
    #1 Mike, Sep 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013

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