Tweaking XP for Faster Boot Times
I am getting my in-car computer ready and using WinXP - thought you might find these links useful. According to MS, WinXP should be capable of booting to a useable state in a total of 30 seconds, resume from hibernate in a total of 20 seconds and resume from standby in a total of 5 seconds. Interesting figures. Seems like taking post times into account, the 30 seconds is definitely doable - also shows the difference from hibernate is not that great (10 sec). Anywhere, hope these are useful to some:
Analyze your boot time:
Tips directed towards speeding up boot time:
http://www.iaols.com/tweaks/win2kwinxptweak.htm [WARNING: Tries to mix computers and scantily clad women in attempt to appear less geeky]
General Articles on tweaking XP:
XP Tweaking Utilities
Thought this looked interesting - MicroSoft Sideshow (a beta version has leaked and is available). Check http://www.tweakxp.com for the story, but this article is the best explanation of what it is. http://www.windowsxp.nu/ is another great source.
The stripped down WinPE (se Tweak and Bink sites) also looks interesting, but not sure how useful. Not really the same thing as XP Lite.
Re: Tweaking XP for Faster Boot Times
still yet to try WinXP embedded..... will do over my holidays break.... ;)
also XPLite looks to be good when it hits the streets...