1.7Ghz Intel Core Duo, 1GB Ram, 80GB HDD (5400).
The point of my post was not to toot Vista's horn. The reason I even have an XP partition is because most front-ends don't work on Vista. That's why I posted. I MUST figure out how to make XP resume faster or I'm going to go nuts with this 1 minute BS. My post was to illustrate that hardware could very well have little to do with resume time, and further continues to ask for insight and help from the experts to get XP to do whatever it is Vista is doing to resume so fast.
bit torrent has a slimmed down version of windows XP for us carPC guys. 4u2nv on the mazda6club is sending me a copy and he is running his XP @ 17 secondsish. Standard XP is 1gb+ of space and bull poop youll never use.
the one hes sending me is 400mb of necessesities and a few other programs.
if your to lazy someone already mention managing you msconfig so only the necesities are loading up.
go to start>run>msconfig & only have the necesities clicked.
just a thought.
not to mention your hardware is a huge component in this.
an IDE 7200rpm HD will load slower than a SATA 7200rpm HD.
also RAM could help boot speed, and if your running 512 mb SDram @ 100mhz vs 512mb of DDR2 ram, the SDram may be a bit slower.
it all adds up.
2006 Mazda 6
12" elemental design 13kv2
future mod: my first car PC
I thought i would post this for Windows 7 users.
Instead of removing memory you set the percentage of the file size
i.e. if you have 2gigs of memory but only consistantly use less than 1gig of physical memory type:
powercfg.exe -h -size 50
(50 being the percentage of total)
This will make the hibernate file 1/2 the total physical memory which should speed up resume from hibernate times.
I havent fully tested this yet and i am would be interested in others experience with this
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