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    I thought reducing the footprint of the install had minimal effect on boot times? Why not just concentrate on getting S1 / S3 modes to work - that should give better returns than mucking with a cold boot. Unless you are planning to boot of solid-state storage media (e.g. CF) where storage space is at a premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piabu
    I thought reducing the footprint of the install had minimal effect on boot times? Why not just concentrate on getting S1 / S3 modes to work - that should give better returns than mucking with a cold boot. Unless you are planning to boot of solid-state storage media (e.g. CF) where storage space is at a premium.

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    Reducing the footprint can have a MASSIVE effect IF ur removing the right things. Less services/process/blah blah blah for Win to load on a cold boot. I always cold boot to save battery. But I haven't even finished reducing yet.

    Works for me.

    If I get a chance (bit busy with work atm) I'll type up what i've got/done atm and what comparisons I can. at least thats what the OP was asking for and not this discussion

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    Hibernation takes almost as long as a cold boot becasue of all the USB devices i have.

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    Note that when disabling services, other services may wait until they timeout, increasing the length of bootup time. So you may want some services, though not required and taking up system resources, on to keep from having a 30 second bootup.

    I believe you can see what's holding up boot time with a nice utility called bootvis.

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    Ur not wrong. As long as u can track through the dependencies tho its usually not to hard to spot bottlenecks like this and stop them from occuring. BootVis is a great utility for finetuning. Also there are many lists of startup processes and their dependencies out there - - and when removing any components, its always worth checking a decent list for any potential snags.

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    Something to compliment this article.

    The services.msc being mentioned are a great start but (for me at least) it was confusing at first figuring out what I needed. www.blkviper.com is made by a guy in college (if he's still in college) and it has what every service does and his recommendations on whether you need to keep it Automatic, Manual, or Disabled. This helped me a lot when I use to be tweaked on computer tweaking. =P The site is down for construction (02/15/2006) but should be coming back soon God willing. Thanks for the article!

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    i seem to recall the site being down months ago, maybe he brought it back up, but you can find his article strewn around the web

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