Things I would like to see in Windows 8 – Part 1 – Faster Start up time

One of the things that has always bugged me about the Windows operating system is how slow the boot up times have been.

In fairness to Microsoft, this seems to be something they have started making some progress on.

Windows XP took forever to start up.

Windows Vista wasn’t that much better but Windows 7 has made real progress.

My PC takes 22 seconds to get to the login page from the time I actually start the PC.

Not too bad but I believe that we can do better.

Here’s what I would like to see: Windows 8 deployed with boot times of between 5 to 8 seconds on the high end.

It would work this way.. In the control panel, you would be allowed to specify and configure 3 applications that you would like to use as soon as your PC starts.

For most users, it would probably be 1) The browser 2) Mail and 3)Maybe an MS office application.

Based on those choices, upon bootup, those applications would be ready first and would have real time system resource priority.

Once the user was on and working, the rest of the operating system could slowly “wake up” in the background.

I think we are at the point where technology has caught up to this particular feature and most PC’s have enough CPU/Ram to make it happen.

What do you guys think?

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