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Windows 8 Boots 50% Faster Than Windows 7

Windows 8 will atleast be better at one thing against Windows 7, 50% faster booting – Image Courtesy Microsoft

One of the most annoying features of any computing device is the amount of time you have to wait until the device boots up. This is an especially annoying hassle when you are dealing with mobile devices. That is why if you have not noticed, many smart phones boot up relatively quickly. It is because if you are on the move, you just do not have the luxury of time to wait around for the device to go through a slow boot. This is even more crucial when dealing with tablets, the midway device between laptops and computers and smart phones. Tablets are probably the most mobile computing device you will ever use. In this particular device category, boot times are especially sensitive.

The good news for Windows fans and of course Microsoft is Windows 8 boots over 50% faster than Windows 7. In fact, it boots 55.26% faster. This can only be good news for users and device makers looking to put Windows 8 on to mobile devices like tablets. This helps cut down on user annoyance, having to wait for the device to boot up. Another key feature of Windows 8 is that it consumes less memory. Again, just like other devices, boot time and memory resources as well as battery resources are very precious commodities. That is why recent benchmarks and analysis of Windows 8 should be music to Microsoft’s ears. As we have reported earlier, Windows 8 is under a cloud in terms of its prospects for success.

Some critics are saying that absent the Metro Interface for Windows 8, it is nothing more than a Windows 7 or to be charitable, Windows 7.5. Many of these critics are saying that if that is the case, then why upgrade? That is exactly the line of reasoning that Microsoft wants consumers to avoid if it is going to win the war for mobile devices against Google and Apple. As we have mentioned earlier, Microsoft’s overarching strategy is to have all devices, regardless of whether they are mobile devices, stationary devices, enterprise hardware, all accessing data and networking with each other through the Windows operating system. It is quite a vision and there is a lot recommended, and the recent test figures for Windows 8 compared to Windows 7 are definitely good news for those looking to make Microsoft’s vision the industry reality.