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Windows Vista startup time - 3 seconds?


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Jo Franklin

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Microsoft Windows Vista: Confident

Fast On and Off: A Windows Vista computer starts and shuts down as quickly and reliably as a television, typically within 2 to 3 seconds. Windows Vista processes login scripts and startup programs and services in the background so you can start working right away. You'll also shut down and restart your computer less often by using the New Sleep state, a simple one-click on and off experience which not only reduces power consumption, but also delivers and protects user data.


2 to 3 seconds? Is anything other than a brand spanking new 3.5GHz dual core computer with 2GB RAM and a 256MB Graphics card going to be able to deliver this?

The startup time for XP was 30 seconds, and they achieved that... but 2-3?!

Edited by Jo Franklin, 20 November 2005 - 09:50 AM.

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Well it looks to me like its just a more efficient method of the old hibernate function, i suppose it would depend on which of what are going to be many versions of vista you are buying, but by the time they release vista most people wont have systems far from that and most new pcs certainly will.
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2-3 sec.
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I thing it's great to see that
I will love Vista i feel that

~Dr. Gutstein~
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Yeah i dont think that users will ever use a complete start up and shut down in windows vista. Microsoft will probably be leaving that option hidden super deep, and really the users will think that they are shutting down, when it really an advanced hibernation state. When they say that start up processes will be run in the background, that scares me. how would you like to start up your computer, and it says its started up, but its slow for the next 30 seconds when you try to use it, then after its done really starting up, then you finally have your full processing power, i dont like that if thats how its going to be. and even a blazing new computer these days wont run vista to the max. they recommend a gig of video ram, which i dont think you can buy these days because its not needed and useless now. also, in 2006 most processors will be 64-bit, and dual-core, so that will help, and i bet more people will be having dual "dual-core" processors. lol. the main thing i heard, is that hard drives in the next year will have like 4GB of flash memory slapped on the back of them, so that frequently used data is chached in that ultra fast storage, so faster startup times can be achieved, but i wouldnt bet my life on it. but in reallity, even after vista is released sometime next year, all of those under 800 dollar computers you see now, will probably have windows xp still, because only expensive parts can deliver performance vista needs. i cant wait to see how windows xp would run on components of next year, i bet you guys anyting, on a super-rig next year, windows xp would start up twice as fast as vista. (full start up, not a hibernate or sleep)

Edited by Thebinaryman, 25 November 2005 - 09:48 AM.

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It would be nice, but I will have to see it to believe it.
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To TheBinaryMan :

Obviously XP will become a faster OS than Vista on next year's system.

That's like comparing my boot time with XP on my pentium 4, a rather usual computer nowadays, 2.6ghz, 512 ram, 80gb hdd

to

the boot time of my Windows98 on my ancient Pentium100, 32mb ram, 6gb hdd

my old machine boots 3 times faster than this computer.

The simple fact is that Vista, like any other new OS, is far bigger than the last, and therefore suffers a lack of speed by default
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Well i dont know about that, software is following a tren towards increased efficiency MS have also said they will be releasing version of Vista for slower computers, and 2000 takes longer to boot than XP does and we allready have a tonne of programs that run at startup unless you get rid of them like some of us do, My pc will boot up and be going inside twenty seconds if im connected to the net via ethernet and i have aston and xp pro on just because i cut down on the startup.

It honestly doesnt bother me how long its going to take it will probably be faster anyway just because it will be "smarter" software. But its not going to bother me my PC is always going by the time i sit down to it.

The startup times arent going to be a big deal for most users its only for the barebones media center PC users that it is important.
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it doesn't seem to matter as time moves on, from my trs-80 color computer 2, to apple II, to win 9x and now, we all find ourselves waiting to finally get to our point where we can go with our full processing power. Vista will be the same once we get used to its load times.
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