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    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:

    http://www.pronetworks.org/PRO-MAIN/...erformance.htm

    Tips directed towards speeding up boot time:

    http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/search.asp?s=slow+boot

    http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/searc...=slow+start+up

    http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/display.asp?id=761

    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:

    http://www.tweak3d.net/tweak/winstartupnew/

    http://www.tweak3d.net/tweak/winxp/

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...=guide&dId=120

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...=guide&dId=145

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...=guide&dId=324

    http://www.mods4me.com/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=19

    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,5728,00.asp

    http://www.win-xp.cc/

    XP Tweaking Utilities

    http://www.xteq.com/

    http://www.totalidea.de/frameset-tweakxp.htm

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

    http://www.tweaknow.com/netopt.html

    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.

    ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/pub/tr/tr-2001-83.doc

    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.

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    Re: Tweaking XP for Faster Boot Times

    good stuff....

    still yet to try WinXP embedded..... will do over my holidays break....

    also XPLite looks to be good when it hits the streets...
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    I'm struggling with Win XP Embedded - How complicated! I'm a Systems Engineer in the UK installing XP Pro, Win2k Active Directory servers etc every day .... XP Embedded has me baffled so far .... looks like I may have read the manuals ... grrrr!!
    Car: About to change

    Player: VIA Eden, 256Mb RAM, Bootable from 64MB Compactflash, 40GB MP3 HD, IRMan, Wireless Keyboard, 5.6" In-dash TFT, 12v DC-DC, running Windows XP Embedded with Wireless LAN, Mobile Internet, GPS Sat Navigation.

    == Running MediaEngine for the front end whilst I build a front end in VB.NET, but may stick with ME 2.0 ==

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    Great work!
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
    Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
    - 128MB RAM
    - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
    - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
    - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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