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Old 12-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by snbe82 View Post
Also.. have you ever looked into having some sort of remote feature to boot your computer before you get to the car.. such as when you unlock the car, just to cut back on the wait time a little bit? It has to be possible.
Haven't really thought about it to be honest.

Startup time with 512MB RAM:
4 seconds for the PSU to send ON command to motherboard after 12v signal reveived
11 seconds from bios screen to windows. Not that much time.

There is a Windows XP performance edition, which is basically windows xp pro but with all the themes, drivers, startup crap, twain, etc etc support removed. Just the simplest version of windows. Put that on a SATA hard disk, turn off BIOS time consuming tests and you can have it to boot in less than 10s
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