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I don't really see how this could work, boot times are inconvenient but hardly require booting with limited functionality, my system takes around 15 seconds to be fully loaded from when I power on.

I can wait, and it's not like you really need to turn off the pc.
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^^ People said the same thing about having 2 mouse buttons instead of one.
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post #13 of 28
That's amazing but it isn't a very graphical interface the first boot up screen. Where can you access you're saved files?

Word processing?

It's still amazing.

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you could just use standby...
even faster than that AND you're already in windows with apps open
Stand-by does not count. The power is not off to the RAM or Mobo with that mode. I do use Hibernate alot though. It boots faster then a cold boot, and nothing (no technicalities please) is powered.
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post #15 of 28
Add too many functions to this and it woo will become slow. They need to make sure it remains fast or it will be pointless.
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post #16 of 28
I'm patient enough to wait 30 seconds tops while my PC boots... Seriously in 30 seconds you can't even brush your teeth, comb your hair, or even tie your shoes...

Who cannot find anything to do during the 30 seconds after they hit the power button?
    
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post #17 of 28
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The boot time was still too slow. I want instant booting. A nice find though.
Boot time was...what?...5 or 6 seconds? That's the practical limit because of the BIOS crud that has to load.

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I don't think we will have instant booting of any windows based OS untill SSD,RAM, And bus interfaces get faster, Or windows gets smaller or has a smaller boot foot print.
Optimization has to be done at the BIOS level. Windows(XP) can load fast - but it has to wait quite a while before it even starts loading. Vista....err...no.

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you could just use standby...
even faster than that AND you're already in windows with apps open
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Or you could just use standby in Windows instead of shutting down fully. Perhaps the only good use I can see for this might be for laptops since it's usually better to shut down to conserve battery life instead of using standby.
Standby is not a good solution. There's many problems with it.. where I live we have lightning storms, power outages, etc...; I'd take Hibernation over Standby, even if it incurs a small boot penalty.

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I don't really see how this could work, boot times are inconvenient but hardly require booting with limited functionality, my system takes around 15 seconds to be fully loaded from when I power on.

I can wait, and it's not like you really need to turn off the pc.
15 seconds? What kind of PC do you have?

Must have a nice BIOS.

My Windows XP only takes ~6 seconds to boot(Boot menu-> Desktop); technically it takes ~3 seconds to get to the desktop, and then there's another 3 where it does some stuff before I can run programs. But before that, I have to wait ~20+ seconds for the BIOS crud.
     
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post #18 of 28
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The boot time was still too slow. I want instant booting. A nice find though.
3 seconds is not instant boot?
In what world do you live?

PS. I have already read about splashtop .. don't like it much.
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post #19 of 28
Pretty niffty idea, but honestly, waiting for a whole 20 seconds, doesn't exactly bother me very much.
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'bout time.
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post #20 of 28
Looks rubbish to me.
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