Originally Posted by KC Fish
Win8 uses a different boot method than Win7. It's a sort of hybrid boot that incorporates a lot of hibernation behavior instead of the traditional cold boot. The kernel isn't completely closed at shutdown like in previous Windows versions, it's actually in a hibernation state.
That seems to imply that booting up, in particular, should be much faster on Windows 8.
That's the opposite of my experience actually.
Even after going into the user controls and removing the mandatory login, etc., the off-to-usable time on Windows 7 is about 10% less.