Hello everyone. This is Mike from Windows8Forums.com. We some very good news for Windows 8 enthusiasts, as new benchmarks have been released from Microsoft Corporation. These benchmarks indicate that Windows 8 boots significantly faster than Windows 7 in every possible realm. We have thirty (30) computers that have been tested, and while we don't know the make-up or consistency of these systems, we know that both solid state hard drives and both 7200RPM conventional hard drives were likely used. The graph shows that the longest boot time for Windows 7 can be up to seventy (70) seconds on these experimental systems. Meanwhile, the longest boot time for Windows 8 seems to be around fifteen (15) seconds. To make that matter more articulate, Microsoft released a promotional video to showing the power of this boot-time capacity.
"Hi, my name is Emily Wilson and I am a Program Manager in the Kernel Platform Group, and today I am going to show you how fast Windows 8 starts up. So here we have a laptop and the battery is removed so we know we are at zero power. We're going to put the battery back in, and now we're going to see how fast Windows 8 starts up. So here we go, and we're posting, and there we go, that's all there is to it. We look forward to you getting to try this out yourself."
Are you kidding me? That was friggin' unbelievable. Let's not take a look at that again, and let's just be amazed by it. I believe that computer booted in ten seconds, and I'm amazed by it. That was Hewlett Packard laptop: still trying to find the model and make of that system, to boot Windows 8 within a matter of seconds. I am here at shopping.hp.com and I've gone to the high-end area of their computer sales: they do have a Labor Day sale on their computer systems. I am checking to see if it's the Pavilion DV6Z. It is very possible, since this system uses a AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Accelerated Processor (2.3GHz/1.4GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) with a good AMD Radeon(TM) Discrete-Class Graphics [HDMI, VGA]... it could be the DV6T, but she was definitely using a higher-end laptop. Either way, you're definitely not going to get this boot time on any HP laptop that I've ever seen. I just can't believe it to be honest with you. And when I look at the type of laptop she was using, the only one that I can see she was using was from their high performance laptop area. And it's got to be one of these systems. It could have been the DV7T. But I can only imagine they've had to use the best possible high end system. This could have even been a dual core i5 with a high cache. It looks to be that they could even have been using a traditional 7200 RPM hard drive since most of these systems seem to come with one. However, a second generation i7 machine, the DV7T with the i7, a 6MB L3 cache, 2.0Ghz clock speed, and a 1GB GDDR Radeon HD 6490 would not be out of the question with a system like that to see a system like that boot so quickly. But it definitely looked like a HP Pavilion laptop. And that is something that is truly amazing, folks. So look forward to more information at Windows8Forums.com. We will continue to report on this stuff whenever we get the chance. This is awesome and unprecedented to see Microsoft releasing benchmarks for their flagship Windows 8 operating system, which will be out by the end of the year, 2012.
Microsoft has released benchmarks and video testimony that shows the power of their new Windows 8 operating system. In boot and start-up benchmark scores, Windows 8 appears to obliterate Microsoft Windows 7. If that wasn't enough, Emily Wilson, Program Manager at the Windows 8 Kernel Platform Group demonstrates this superior boot time using an unknown HP laptop. This video reviews and documents an extraordinary newsworthy event after Microsoft published their "Building Windows 8: 'Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8'" press release and promotion.