Does Windows 8 occupy lesser internal memory than it’s Windows 7?
Is that reason why it boots quick?
On my two system, in effect, the total memory occupied by windows 8 is lower than windows 7. I tried this on the 64 bit version of both systems
no thats not the reason it boots quicker because it is made that way
and the size is less because maybe it doesnt have certain features like media centre .it will increase the size after increasing dot net framework and other updates in future maybe
it occupies a less of memory since it is more optimized, but that's not the reason why it boot faster, as everybody stated...
Have a look at the link below illustrating the comparison between memory consumption between Windows 7 and 8 -
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Yes, it should. As Windows 8 was made for portable devices with small amounts of memory.
Also interested in this question, and your Alex response to me seems the most understandable
Thanks, I'm no expert but I do my best.
Windows 8 and Windows 8 mobile they are different, you cant install Windows 8 desktop OS on mobile phones.
Absolutely correct. Windows 8RT for the ARM architecture and Windows 8 for Intel are two different OS. Apps for the Windows 8 Intel will not even install in the RT. You need to puchase / download apps from the Store only for RT. More details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_RT
Do this argument really hold good? The Windows 8RT for the ARM architecture is a different kernel than the one meant for the Intel based devices including the MS Surface Pro and as far as the rumour goes the Surface Pro will have specs to match a ultrabook. The version of Windows 8 being refered here is the one for the Intel architecture so I personally do not think the portable devices argument hold good. However, still doesn't mean than Windows 8 doesn't consume less resources than Windows 7.
Appending a subquestion : Which win 8 editions in can be installed in win 7 home basic?
A beautiful link which will answer all your queries on Windows 8 including the upgrade-ability path : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions
Windows 8 is Using Less Memory Than Windows 7
The Windows 8 machine currently has 3 less system processes (9+% less) and has 124 MB (~20 percent) more "Available Memory" on his 1 GB notebook -- the Windows 7 minimum memory requirement.
try alane wade link..
Its because of the Hybrid Boot/Shutdown.
You can read more about it here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
This is the right answer. Thanks. Without hybrid boot Windows 8 doesn't boot faster.
No, it start fast because of integration of UEFI.
I understand that faster booting is not dependent on less memory occupancy by Win 8
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