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    Bare essentials for bootup

    Hi,

    Trying for a sub-20 second bootup - what do I need to disable/enable?

    Is there a list of essential, bare-bone applications that need to start to get my computer up and running and then there are ancilliary ones I can switch off?

    How do people manage 10 second boots?!

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    Oh come on, 24 views!
    1996 Volvo 850 T5 CD - Eventually I'll start....

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    nothing i ever do to my pc seems to shrten my boot up.. ive taken heaps out, disables half the services.. done a whole heap of reg hacks and my computer never changes..

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    Goto nliteos.com and create a custom windows installation. It allows your windows installion to be installed with none of the useless files it would otherwise.
    If you look at the same sites forum you will find a lot of information on further files you can remove.
    Best bet is to boot into a shell other than explorer (not in all cases), have no programs start with windows (registry entries or start up folder).
    You can runn Bootvis to place your files used in boot in such a way on Hard Drive it will shave a few seconds off.
    Use latest drivers of everything.
    Disable (through win/BIOS), uninstall all hardware you dont need.
    Uninstall all softwqare you wont use then defrag using o&O defrag for example.
    Use Xteq program to tweak your system.

    Those are the first things I can think of, lol. So give it a shot.

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    There is some info in this section of the forum too, just look around

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    Quote Originally Posted by custardbomb
    Best bet is to boot into a shell other than explorer (not in all cases), have no programs start with windows (registry entries or start up folder).
    then whats the best way to start up programs??

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    Anyone else getting this MSN block-checker thing?

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    you should try nlite. I got my xp sp2 boot under 30 secs with winlogon and about 12 services running.

    that's on a celeron 366, 64MB RAM and 40 gb HD.

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    disabling the services in windows after it is installed,.. is this the same as what nlite would do?

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    quick question does frodo Player require windows media player to run?

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