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    XPe,nLite??

    Why not to use XPe? Wouldn't that reduce boot time?
    Could some of you who have XPe and nLite post your boot times?

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    XP Embedded has to be customly built. It is a big pain in the ***, and this is why we are taking components of it and putting them into our nLited XP Pro installs.

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    Also, XPe was built off of Pro components... since the machines in our cars and trucks are similiar to home computers in that they play media and run multiple applications at the same time with networking support.... It's much easier to use an OS built to do this... than to build an OS from scratch to do this...
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    I am using Xp Pro and from when I apply power till I get to the desktop is 15 seconds. Only 5 seconds is disk drive usage. The secret to the fast boot is SATA and ReadyOn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lars46
    I am using Xp Pro and from when I apply power till I get to the desktop is 15 seconds. Only 5 seconds is disk drive usage. The secret to the fast boot is SATA and ReadyOn.
    ReadyOn?

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    In short, ReadyOn makes an image similar to suspend to hard drive and write protects your drive. You turn the power on and when you are done, kill the power ( do not shut down the computer.)

    The link for ReadyOn is www.vci.com

    More info here: Anyone looked into ReadyOn for XP boot?

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    You should give EWF and HORM (hibernate once, resume many) a try. Check this forum for instructions. It's what ReadyOn provides, but I'd be interested to see if it's faster or not than ReadyOn on your hardware. I read the ReadyOn thread a while ago and the results seemed mixed. Most of the people looking to use XPe components on XP Pro are doing so for cost, simplicity, reliability, and most importantly to install on a CF card (for temperature, shock, or size reasons).

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    I am not using a SATA drive in my truck pc. I use a notebook drive that is good for about 250 g's when running and am still getting 25 seconds from when power is applied to the desktop. OS size is not a concern for me when my GPS programs and my MP3's take up 35 gigs

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    Quote Originally Posted by lars46
    In short, ReadyOn makes an image similar to suspend to hard drive and write protects your drive. You turn the power on and when you are done, kill the power ( do not shut down the computer.)

    The link for ReadyOn is www.vci.com

    More info here: Anyone looked into ReadyOn for XP boot?
    Yeah, I remember that thread, but I thought it was concluded to be VaporWare. Do you have it?

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    Yes I do and I like it. If you want to make changes to the system, just flush the image, make the changes and reboot. Then you make a new image and your good to go. James Redmond ([email protected]) is the Rep I dealt with. There are a few learning curves like disabling ReadyOn for your removable drives because If you don't, the blue screen of death. Seems to work with all on my hardware. The only hardware change was to move the USB GPS off the hub and put it directly to the PC.

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