W7 in Parallels boots in <5 seconds

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I've consistently gotten super-fast boots in Windows 7 in my Parallels virtual machine, less than 5 seconds from power on to login screen. I'm curious - did Microsoft's boot optimizations really help THAT much? Some stats about my VM: It has 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, and 256MB of VRAM. My Mac has 4GB RAM and a 1TB HDD (both upgraded from the original specifications it came with).

    EDIT: For comparison purposes, Vista takes about 10-15 seconds to boot, and XP boots in 15-20 seconds. All 3 virtual machines have the same specifications hardware-wise.
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    intersting. mine takes ALOT longer then that ;)

    are you turning on from scratch, or restoring from the suspend state?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Turning on from scratch.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i see. must still be in RAM.

    turn off your entire computer, then try again :p see how that goes
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    You're right... 48 seconds this time. Must have been cached or something.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea OSX would have kept it in inactive RAM for a while. :)
     

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