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Windows 7: Instant Boot for Windows 7

18 May 2012   #1

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Instant Boot for Windows 7

Has anybody heard anything new on Instant Boot for Windows 7?

A mate of mine was telling me about it tonight as he has it on his ASRock Motherboard and it takes his PC about 4- 5 seconds to boot to the Desktop.

Is the ability to boot in such a short time a part of the BIOS or is it a small program that you install?

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18 May 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Looks like this is an ASRock feature. And it's been around since November 2008.

ASRock "4 second" Instant Boot for Windows | ZDNet

Other articles indicate it provides limited computer functionality. It still takes additional time for the computer to run a fully operational version of the operating system.
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18 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Instant boot works like this: the OS restarts to a fresh state, then enters sleep/hibernation. And it's certainly not instant when it wakes up, but it's faster than a cold boot. I prefer to stick with sleep for my laptops (and dekstops connected to an UPS) and standard hibernation for my desktops.
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