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    So you think Windows takes too long to boot....


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    I've played Adventure on a PDP - but fortunately didn't have to start it. MiniVaxes were a bit faster and easier to start up (I was a sysadmin on one) but there were a couple of gotchas if you weren't careful.

    The part of Adventure I remember well was when we got a dragon (I think it was) in front of us. Nothing would get rid of it, until one of the group of us playing just typed 'Kill the dragon'. The response was 'What, with your bare hands?'. We answered 'Yes'. The following statement was 'There is a dead dragon lying in front of you...' in classic Adventure style. We couldn't stop laughing!!

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    This makes me feel old.

    We used to run a CAD program on HP 1000's. To start the HP, you had to toggle binary numbers into registers via the CPU front panel and hit RUN. That made it read a boot program off six feet of paper tape. Then you could run the program from the disk. The disk was only big enough to hold the program and the active CAD drawing. All storage was magnetic tape. The whole thing was the size of a refrigerator and probably .01% the power of an iPhone.

    Oh, and you don't have to time-share your iPhone.

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    Yes, because of all the built in redundancy, windows does take too long to boot.

    But you can shorten the boot time of Windows by 27 seconds, by incorporating this little tweak.

    Shorten the Boot Time in XP, Vista & Windows 7 & 8

    Go to the start button, choose run, then type msconfig and press Ok.
    On the system configuration window, choose the "Boot.INI" tab.

    Check “No Gui Boot”, then lower the timeout to a more manageable time.
    I choose 3 seconds in stead of 30. (windows won’t accept a lower number than 3)

    Next choose advanced options.
    This is where you can choose how many processors you have.
    Most modern PC's are duo core (2 processors) with some quad core (4 processors)
    then choose OK. The Windows default is only 1 core.

    Now choose apply and OK, reboot and you should see a marked decrease in boot time,
    And an Increase in Run-Time efficiency.


    I do this on every PC I set up or have to work on. It works.
    Experience is truly the best teacher.

    Backup! Backup! Backup! GHOST Rocks!

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    Next choose advanced options.
    This is where you can choose how many processors you have.
    Most modern PC's are duo core (2 processors) with some quad core (4 processors)
    then choose OK. The Windows default is only 1 core.
    This is a myth. This option was put into MSConfig as strictly a diagnostic aid and has zero effect on boot time. See:
    http://withinwindows.com/blog/2008/0...-with-msconfig

    Jerry

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