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Thread: Using minLogon to speed up booting and decrease footprint

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    Newbie SlashEMc2k's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
    If someone could document the steps they followed (i.e. create Nlite XP install with options x/y/z removed, ran bootvis x times, defragged, ...) to create 14s cold boots, I think that person would be a hero in the carpc community.

    Using an NLite Xp image (my nlite config was posted a few pages back or in another thread -- can't remember which) with SP2 slipstreamed and minlogin, I was able to get ~19s on my m10k. That's about 11s faster than what I used to get!

    Any hereo s out there??
    25s cold boot ATM without Nlite so far.
    With help following Sfioritos docs ..

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    SFiorito - that is exactly what I did. No joy. Can't copy over, nor delete. Winlogon.exe magically reappears no matter what. And I did the purgecache and cachesize that you listed.

    This is really starting to make me angry.... you wouldn't like me when I'm angry

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    Only other option I can think of is using a bootdisk and copying the file that way. Not sure if that will trick SFC or not. Only issue is you need to make your registry changes first, then reboot with the bootdisk, copy file, then reboot into XP. Make sure you have a recover strategy in case it don't work!!!

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    I think that might work, pretty sure that WFP won't be a problem then.. just that I am using a casetronic c134, so I only have a DVD drive. Have to boot from WinXP install CD.

    It should be possible to copy all the files if they are seet up corrctly (using the recovery console)... but I'm not quite sure how to set up the two different registries and make sure that I can recover if somehting bad happens.

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    login probs with winlogin

    Oh well, I am having major trouble.

    I tried to rename the winlongon.exe file to winlogon.exe.bak and it would not let me do it, saying there was already a winlogon.exe file. (But i was trying to rename it to the .bak!!!). So i put it in a new folder and renamed it there no probs and then copied it back into the sys32 folder. It said do u want to write over the exisiting file - this is what i expected. So i did that and then did the reg stuff. Reboot and it comes up with the classic logon. So I have tried the recovery console and get into the prompt. I deleted the winlogin.exe and then renamed the winlogin.exe.bak to winlogin.exe (the original). Reboot, now it comes to the blue screen and shuts down straight away!! I have tried F8, safe mode, etc with no joy. I assume its coz the registry has been changed and I geuss u cant change that from the console.

    Is there any way out of this apart from a new install?

    cheers

    Nick

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    I have reads this thread a few times, and I am pulling out the rest of my hair as I write this. I have tried following Fetlyd's instructions, but it just isnt happening. I need to know more! For example, it says to "Copy the latest minlogon.exe file from XPe to \Windows\System32 and rename it winlogon.exe". Ok, fine and well, but where do I get the minlogon.exe file? I downloaded XPe and it is only one file. How is it extracted? I then tried to perform the other steps, and they seem out of order, and repeated in different posts. Like making folders and .txt documents, but they are already done in Fetlyd's download??? Can someone rewrite, with links to the downloads, how this is accomplished? I have done a lot with Xp, my unattended setup installs many programs for me and does all the reg tweaks...I have learned a lot on MSFN...but I cant get past these problems trying this setup.

    ...Maybe im just tired?
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    the minlogon.exe is in ewf.zip, in one of the first posts..

    Have you guys tried copying the file over in safe mode? How about using nlite to disable SFC?

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    Ahhh....i see. I didnt realize it was IN that EWF file.

    Its hard to follow when it seems that updates keep occuring and I cant tell what has been changed in the previous posts I am doing this up as a CD, not to my existing system, so it was a bit confusing what had to be done where.

    That helps a ton though, thank you!
    2005 Ford Focus ST

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    No problemo!

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    Please read and follow the directions as posted: New EWF + MinLogon and CF instructions

    And yes, obviously you would need to install XPe Tools in order to get the files.

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