Although they havenít set it as an official objective, it seems Microsoft have set an unofficial target of achieving a sub 15 seconds boot time with Windows 7. On the Windows 7 Engineering blog Michael Fortin stats that:
In the lab, a very good system is one that boots in under 15 seconds.
The fastest Iíve ever managed to get a Windows system to boot is just over a minute, so Iíd be amazed if Microsoft do achieve a sub 15 second boot time for Windows 7. I donít think they will be able to do this alone and will probably need hardware and software manufacturers to play ball.
Do you think itís achievable?