Read the article titled “The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8 compare and contrast at least one (1) feature that differs from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Then, select one (1) feature that you believe has been improved in Windows 8.1 and one (1) feature that you believe has worsened in Windows 8.1. Justify your response.
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Fast Startup Mode
Boot times have always been an issue with Windows and they have tried their best to fix that with new power states like hibernation and sleep. Unfortunately, those have their own set of problems. In Windows 8, there is a new fast startup mode (probably going to be called something else later on), which is a combination of a cold boot plus hibernation. Basically, this will be like “restarting” your PC without actually fully restarting it. You’ll still get a fresh user session with everything closed, etc like you just restarted Windows, but it’ll take significantly less time.
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