Hacking Windows XP: Speed Up Your Boot: "April 14, 2005
Hacking Windows XP: Speed Up Your Boot
By Steve Sinchak
This is Chapter 8 from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Windows XP, published by Wiley. You can also read excerpts from the book about speeding disk access and speeding up your network and internet access.
No doubt you are surprised at how fast Windows XP boots up compared with other Microsoft operating systems. I certainly am, every time I start up the PC. This bootup time is something that everyone is becoming more concerned about as the need for PC speed becomes increasingly more important. Despite the relatively fast speed of Windows XP bootup time, this chapter will guide you through the steps of making the system boot up even faster. The changes discussed here should enable you to realize your bootup speed dreams.Your friends will then no doubt be impressed by your PC's superfast operation."