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    Question Boot time

    Witch one is fastes XP or 98 se to boot from power on

    To boot on 98se to Mediccar software is running ?????

    To boot on xp to Media car software is running ????

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    I think it will depend on what hardware your running on. 98 will do much better on crap hardware and XP won't be able to touch it, but I think XP will be a bit faster then 98 if you give it enough memory and processing power.

    Why is boot time even an issue though? Why not just use hibernate which will probably be twice as fast as your boot time.

    I did my first carputer with 98se and second with XP and find XP much better if for no other reason then its easier to maintain and you don't get bluescreens.
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    I don't tun Mediacar but I am using Frodoplayer with Win98SE. My boot time into windows is approximatley 25-30 seconds, and another 15-20 seconds for Frodoplayer to automatically load and start playing music.

    Total time: 40-50 seconds to hear music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbarr110
    I don't tun Mediacar but I am using Frodoplayer with Win98SE. My boot time into windows is approximatley 25-30 seconds, and another 15-20 seconds for Frodoplayer to automatically load and start playing music.

    Total time: 40-50 seconds to hear music.
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    I'm running XP here, and although I'm not running an EPIA, my boot times because of low amount of software on the startup and some XP optimization my total boot times has got to be less then 20 seconds. And would be willing to bet 15 seconds on a timed clock. Darn bios looses too much time.

    Don't think Win98 is even worth messing with if you got boot times under 30 seconds or less.

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    I have no problems with my USB touchscreen using 98SE or my USB earthmate GPS, as long as you have drivers that support 98 you should be okay.

    I have been running 98SE for 4 months now and I have never crashed to a blue screen with my setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4u2n
    Witch one is fastes XP or 98 se to boot from power on

    To boot on 98se to Mediccar software is running ?????

    To boot on xp to Media car software is running ????

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    None of the above... Just use XP Embedded
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    Quote Originally Posted by Needstorage
    None of the above... Just use XP Embedded
    How does a person get a working version of XPe?
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    does anyone have real experience with XPe? will it support GPS sofware like destinator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aguila
    does anyone have real experience with XPe? will it support GPS sofware like destinator?

    Also wondering this ... I'm assuming it will. I downloaded the XPe SDK the other night but haven't had time to mess with it ... also I don't have all the hardware for the carputer yet.

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