Phoenix Instant Boot BIOS starts loading Windows in under a sec

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by clevin, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

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  2. TallGlassOfFail macrumors member

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    Is it just me, or does it sound like the guy claims his name is "Steve Jobs" at the beginning of the video??? :confused::confused::confused:

    Further more, they say they are using some special version of windows or some kind of program called Microsoft Velocity. Which probably means it has altered the boot procedure to skip most if not all hardware including memory tests. It was probably stripped down of anything half useful including every other background service.

    Aero was turned off, even sporting the old school windows 2000 ui theme.

    Very oddly though, did anyone else notice that the mouse pointer looked like a linux pointer??? bit suspicious if you ask me.

    Also, it was using an SSD for that extra bit of speed...

    Even if their BIOS/UEFI concoction was all that great does not discount that it still needs to do hardware/memory tests, what happened there???? Seems to have skipped them i recogn to get straight into user mode..

    I just don't believe we are there yet with hardware/software tech currently available.

    I smell vapor-ware...
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You misunderstood. The guy's name is Steve Jones. Microsoft Velocity is a utility to measure BIOS startup times. However, I share your skepticism. Microsoft has been very good about getting your computer into a state where it looks like it should be usable, but is not. I find it interesting that the video does not show the computer actually being used after this fast startup.
     
  4. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder how it's pulling this off -- a little short on technical details. Sounds interesting. I've heard is that it's some sort of UEFI stuff but that's about all I've heard.
     
  5. TallGlassOfFail macrumors member

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    apart from skipping all POST tests, hardware probing/tests ram check etc

    i recogn it could have a special bootloader that just loads an image of the stripped down xp in a post booted state straight into memory.
     
  6. MTI macrumors 65816

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    There are already "alternative boot" operating systems that can boot a laptop in a few seconds, run network, video and sound drivers and provide full access to data files, all before the Windows splash screen appears. Check the back pages of Wired magazine.
     

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