instant boot is just a marketing term they used for, "it boots really really fast". And yes, it does boot really really fast. At least that's my understanding.
ok guys, youre not gonna believe me, but:
My desktop takes 6 MINUTES to boot.
can we say,"SUSPEND MODE"?
of course, i have gobs and gobs of programs running in the background, not to mention a crappy processor and MOBO
If you tweak your BIOS a bit (like not letting it try to detect non-existant drives), clean your registry, and lower the ammount of boot up programs, WinME is really fast.
On my P3 667 CarPC, My machine is up and playing music in about 30 secs. I have a 1.1 gig Tbird in the house, and I'm surfin the net in less than 10 seconds after hitting the power button...
i remember reading once about a guy with a carpc setrup and he ran 2 hard drives: one small 500-1gig hard drive with just windows on it, and a larger drive for all the mp3s and other good stuff. I dont remeber what the logic was behind this netting faster boot times but that is what this guy claimed.
Wow, thats a pretty intense carPC! That must be nice for booting unfortunately some of us only have cyrix 200+'s with 32 ram. =)
Would 2 drives help the boot time? I got one 580MB just laying around not doing anything at all. And every little helps.
"I'm as confused as a baby in a topless bar"