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How fast can you boot to your desktop?

How fast can you boot to your desktop?  

33 members have voted

  1. 1. How fast can you boot to your desktop?

    • under 20 seconds
      8
    • under 1 minute
      18
    • under 2 minutes
      4
    • over 2 minutes
      3


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How fast can you boot to your desktop?

I've got mine down to 16 seconds to boot to my desktop,

. . .and 6 seconds for stutdown!

For those of you wondering how to get faster

boot-up and shutdown times

check out;

* Preformance Tuning and Services *

* More XP Tweaks *

. . .for a few tweaks I put together.  :cool:

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like 33 processes

. . .if your referring to me ~ NO ~ JUST 30 (right now, connected - at actual startup I have 29 background services running) ~ my AV(7 scaners), Spybot-Resident teatimer and Ad-Aware - Ad-Watch are included and sitting in my system tray.

I could speed it up further, but I believe in giving Windows at least a 5 second window ~ lol

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for my new system, https://testmy.net/forum/t-10735.msg105879;topicseen#msg105879 I am predicting boot times of sub 5s ;)

lol ~ you know that might be possible ~

. . .try the ~ Enabling super prefetch in Windows XP SP2 tweak!

One of the many claims Microsoft makes for Windows Vista is that it will launch applications 15% faster than Windows XP does currently. This is done through improvements in the Prefetch functionality. There's no need to wait until Vista arrives; this improvement is already in Windows XP thanks to Service Pack 2. It just needs to be turned on.

To enable super prefetch:

Use a registry editing tool  [start > Run > type; regedit > hit OK]

navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters

Insert a value with the following details:to create a double-word (DWORD)

right click on

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Between 60 and 90 seconds here. Three SCSI HDD's drives firing up is what lags my boot times. Sometime ago I acquired a program from Microsoft called 'BootVis' (no longer there) and it did reduce my boot-time from a cold start-up a few seconds.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysperf/fastboot/default.mspx

TheHalf

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lol ~ you know that might be possible ~

. . .try the ~ Enabling super prefetch in Windows XP SP2 tweak!

One of the many claims Microsoft makes for Windows Vista is that it will launch applications 15% faster than Windows XP does currently. This is done through improvements in the Prefetch functionality. There's no need to wait until Vista arrives; this improvement is already in Windows XP thanks to Service Pack 2. It just needs to be turned on.

To enable super prefetch:

Use a registry editing tool to navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters

Insert a value with the following details:

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Before this gets too wacked, I'll point out a couple of articles that say it's all bunk.

http://bink.nu/Article4556.bink

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000863.html

. . .the couple of articles are referencing the same un-quotible and basically un-substantiated remark that Mark Russinovich may have said, . . .but do you think he or microsoft would really admit to it? ~ I don't think so.

There

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So it works well and you reccomend installing it?

I have it installed and moved the shortcut for Bootvis to my startup menu. I run it once a week. If you install Bootvis, just click on the trace tab and click on optimize system. You also have the ability to make changes to 7 items in the left pane and save them for each time you run the program.

TheHalf

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