In Pictures: 5 things we love/hate about Windows 8

Advanced boot screen

On systems that use UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) instead of BIOS, Windows 8 can boot into full operational mode in less than 10 seconds. The startup process has become so fast that on some newer model computers it may not be possible to bypass it in order to go into the advanced boot screen by pressing the F2 or F8 keys. So Microsoft has included an option under the Windows 8 system settings where you can force the OS to go right into the advanced boot menu from a cold start, or you can hold the Shift key and restart Windows 8 to enter it.

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