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    I think most of the timings are taken using Bootvis, to give at least a standard view on boot time. I don't think Bootvis starts its clock until after the BIOS has done its bits, so in your case for comparison you would have to take off that time.

    There is a trial version of XPLite that allows you to remove some of the windows components after your install, so you would be ok using that on what you have now. Just a word of warning, you need to make sure you have your image backed up before you start this, as in my experimentation, I have blown away a dozen images or so, by trying different options.

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    Hi, another thought, rather than have the OPUS kick in when the IGN/ACC is turned, can it not be initiated from the central locking circuit (assumes you have Central locking). Getting in the car and turning the key can take 5 seconds, giving the appearance of shaving time off your boot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpjuk
    Hi, another thought, rather than have the OPUS kick in when the IGN/ACC is turned, can it not be initiated from the central locking circuit (assumes you have Central locking). Getting in the car and turning the key can take 5 seconds, giving the appearance of shaving time off your boot !

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    Thanks for the advice in the previous message. Regarding this advice (quoted above), I built a circuit to run off the door open signal. Since it isn't every time that we unlock the door with the remote (like mornings pulling out of the garage), I tied into the door opening circuit to start boot up from that instant. That did help... a little. By the time the car is started, pulled out of the garage and the seat belt is buckled, it's only a few more seconds (4-5) before we have sound. So basically, tying into the door cut out the delay time the Opus was adding to the boot up plus a little more. Sound comes even faster if we run MP3s from hibernate, but I really prefer XM.
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