Windows 8 boot re-engineered to be super fast [Video]

Windows 8 - Boot re-engineered

By now we all have seen how fast Windows 8 boots, Speedy Gonzales fast. We also have seen the new beautiful and uncluttered Metro style user interface. No more MS-DOS looking screen, even the booting is nice to look at.

Windows 8 will now seamlessly start after the hardware POST, thanks to the new BIOS-replacing Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). In simple words all of this means that you won’t be seeing lines of code been executed any more, like you used to in the MS-DOS days. Now you will see a touch enabled and mouse friendly graphical boot menu, right after a high-resolution logo.

The new boot menu has been redesigned to be effective and easy to use, that will allow users to boot into different operating systems, boot from a disc or even a USB drive among other settings that you can customize.

But… don’t get too excited if you need to get in a deep troubleshooting, because the same command-prompt still with the 1980’s look — at least it is in a nice and simple graphical interface.

What is important to note is that due to how fast Windows 8 boots you won’t be spending a lot of time in this environment, but if you have to it won’t be boring.

Source Building Windows 8

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.