I found this demo showing differences in boot speed between Windows 8 and Windows 7.  Ignoring the hokey music for a second, the difference in boot speed is quite dramatic on a Toshiba Satellite 300 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR Ram and 320GB Hard drive. I’ll give the spoiler after the video below, but...

Yet another blog post from Steven Sinofsky where he talks about new features in Windows 8. He talks extensively about how they planned to achieve faster bootup times for the operating system. He sums up the goals as the following: Effectively zero watt power draw when off A fresh session after boot Very fast times...