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Old Sep 25, 2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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Arrow Video: Phoenix Instant Boot BIOS Starts Loading Windows in under a Second

Phoenix is showing off a few interesting things at IDF, but the real standout is their new Instant Boot BIOS, a highly optimized UEFI implementation that can start loading an OS in just under a second.

Combined with Windows 7's optimized startup procedure, that means you're looking at incredibly short boot times -- we saw a retrofitted Dell Adamo hit the Windows desktop in 20 seconds, while a Lenovo T400s with a fast SSD got there in under 10. It's pretty slick stuff, and it should be out soon -- check a video after the break.


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Old Sep 25, 2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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About time they improved that.
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BIOS update to existing Phoenix BIOS or only new mobo?
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BIOS update to existing Phoenix BIOS or only new mobo?
New mobo. UEFI is a BIOS replacement.
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New mobo. UEFI is a BIOS replacement.
Thanks. Guess it would be helpful for people who reboot a lot (which I typically don't but have been doing it recently as I'm tweaking my new computer).
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