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    anyone here have any good (and detailed) guides/tutorials on optimizing windows 7 for a carpc?
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    There's a few good tips in this (Software) forum related to Windows 7. That said, the things I recall doing under Windows 7 were:

    Use the OEM tools to customize the boot, login screens
    Use netplwiz to setup apply auto login
    Tweaked power control panel options to customize the default profile for shut down/power buttons/rules for sleep/hibernate/wake up as well as tweak for power usage of performance (depending on your use case).
    Use Features and Programs (control panel) to Add/Remove Windows components and features to strip down away any features I didn't need.

    In my experience, boot times with Win7 were suffient (plus I use Hibernate, not clean boots) to get a reasonable startup time on an SSD. I'm not a big fan of stripping the OS manually, though I know there's tips and tricks out there to try to make the PC boot faster through such efforts if you are interested.

    Here's another thread with a useful link on Win 7 Tweaks posted a while back:
    http://forums.centrafuse.com/showthr...tesy-OCZ-Forum

    As I said, there are others if you skim through the older topics that might be useful for particular topics. Was there certain tweaks you hoping to find or just curious in general?
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    a few years back, someone wrote in the old forums about a site that explain how to fit windows for a car pc.
    even explained about everyone of the services and if its good to disable it... depends on how u use the car pc.

    i just can't find something like this for windows 7


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    BTW... thanks for the link... it's very close to what i'm looking for.
    i'll use some things from there
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    In this day and age of carputing you really should not have to do any optimizing to win7 unless space is an issue or you are running really old hardware. My suggestion would be a fresh install of win7 preferably 32bit since not many carputer apps are 64bit and 4 meg of ram is plenty for carputer, all updates, flash/shockwave/java, all the .net frameworks and you should be golden. Just my 2 cents SNO
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    i don't know if i can agree about all of that...

    i just did what was written in this dude's guide (the guide in the link above)
    and i shortened my boot in more then 30 seconds
    now i'm at 43 seconds (after CF runs and can hear the music playes)

    i'm golden right now... not before
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonson View Post
    i don't know if i can agree about all of that...

    i just did what was written in this dude's guide (the guide in the link above)
    and i shortened my boot in more then 30 seconds
    now i'm at 43 seconds (after CF runs and can hear the music playes)

    i'm golden right now... not before
    That's a big improvement but still quite slow. Mine's like this too. I wish there was a way to get it to boot instantly.
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