[kwlug-disc] Decrease boot time

john at netdirect.ca john at netdirect.ca
Thu Dec 17 16:13:59 EST 2009

kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote on 12/17/2009 12:13:00 PM:
> From: Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> Win7 boots quickly.  It is all the crap-ware loaded on the machine that
> takes forever to start up. 

As I recall, Vista achieved this by not really shutting down. It would 
store something like a hibernation image on the disk. I presume Win 7 is 
the same.

As you might also have realized, Windows does as little as possible before 
displaying a login screen. It gives a false sense that it is done booting. 
If one logs in before it's fully started up, the login process takes much 
longer. The perception works though and people prefer to see it supposedly 
booting faster.

John Van Ostrand
Net Direct Inc.
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Waterloo, ON N2L 5C6
john at netdirect.ca
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