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  1. #131


    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    Install VM Player
    Install SoftPerfect RAM Disk

    Create a 4GB ramdisk

    Install Windows 8 on VM Player using the Ram Disk to hold the installation of the virtual machine.

    Result:
    A computer that is contained completely in the RAM that never needs to ever access a HDD or SSD.

    You boot time will be reduced to about 4 seconds.

    What's the point you may ask?
    I tried it, just for S**ts and giggles.
    And because running an OS directly in the RAM is amazing.
    THE SPEEEED! as Clarkson would cry when driving a super charged such and such.

    Don't be a doof and explain to me how it negates the point and all that. I know dear. I don't actually do it in practice. It was an experiment that pleased me greatly.

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  2. #132


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    My system boots in 18 seconds from my M4 SSD. That is quite a difference. And it is not only the boot time.
    I was surprised by that number, because I can usually start running programs after ~40s.

    An earlier poster seemed to be saying that he'd buy an SSD, because it would speed up his boot time.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    All programs are a lot snappier. Try to boot a biggie like Gimp from a spinner. You can go to lunch in the meantime.
    Indeed.
    Especially installation times.
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  3. #133


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I was surprised by that number, because I can usually start running programs after ~40s.
    The 18 sec is the number from Event 100 in Event viewer.
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  4. #134


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnOfE View Post
    Install VM Player
    Install SoftPerfect RAM Disk

    Create a 4GB ramdisk
    Install Windows 8 on VM Player using the Ram Disk to hold the installation of the virtual machine.

    Result:
    A computer that is contained completely in the RAM that never needs to ever access a HDD or SSD.

    You boot time will be reduced to about 4 seconds.

    What's the point you may ask?
    I tried it, just for S**ts and giggles.
    And because running an OS directly in the RAM is amazing.
    THE SPEEEED! as Clarkson would cry when driving a super charged such and such.

    Don't be a doof and explain to me how it negates the point and all that. I know dear. I don't actually do it in practice. It was an experiment that pleased me greatly.
    This is all nice and dandy except that the VMware Player folder for Windows 8 needs at least 19GB. How are you going to fit that into the 4GB RAMdisk.
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  5. #135


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnOfE View Post
    Install VM Player
    Install SoftPerfect RAM Disk

    Create a 4GB ramdisk

    Install Windows 8 on VM Player using the Ram Disk to hold the installation of the virtual machine.

    Result:
    A computer that is contained completely in the RAM that never needs to ever access a HDD or SSD.

    You boot time will be reduced to about 4 seconds.

    What's the point you may ask?
    I tried it, just for S**ts and giggles.
    And because running an OS directly in the RAM is amazing.
    THE SPEEEED! as Clarkson would cry when driving a super charged such and such.

    Don't be a doof and explain to me how it negates the point and all that. I know dear. I don't actually do it in practice. It was an experiment that pleased me greatly.
    Then (a clean) XP boots up in 1 second with that method!

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    This is all nice and dandy except that the VMware Player folder for Windows 8 needs at least 19GB. How are you going to fit that into the 4GB RAMdisk.


    Good one! It doesn't fit that's why I mentioned XP: it fits. Not every one has 32GB ram around here.
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  6. #136


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The problem is that it does not work. You could not even fit Zorin into the 4GB RAMdisk - maybe Puppy.
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  7. #137


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The problem is that it does not work. You could not even fit Zorin into the 4GB RAMdisk - maybe Puppy.
    DSL fits on 30MB ram!
    Use some LXDE version like Zorin Lite.
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  8. #138


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I was surprised by that number, because I can usually start running programs after ~40s.
    The 18 sec is the number from Event 100 in Event viewer.
    I meant my numbers, not yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The problem is that it does not work. You could not even fit Zorin into the 4GB RAMdisk - maybe Puppy.
    My XP and Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) installs are ~5.5GB, so a 6GB RAM disc might work for me.
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  9. #139


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    My Zorin under VMware runs in 7.8GB. When I am back in Germany, I might try that with an 8GB RAMdisk. Plan to upgrade my desktop there to 12GB anyhow. Would be interesting to see how it works.
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  10. #140


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    To those of you who are computer savvy, I admire that. Especially those who understand programming, I think that's great and I wish that I had that ability. But to those of you who call others who are not as adept as you "stupid" and put them down in other ways I would call that a little bit childish. Incidentally, they may be more adept in other areas than you are in computers. But, I would hope they would not call you stupid because you are not knowledgeable as they in their field. And yes, Jimbo, I might be even older that you are.
    Thank you, Frank. And quite frankly, (no pun intended) I'm a bit miffed that the "My dad can beat up your dad" mentality here.

    I build all my own computers. I can grow a garden. I can paint a house. I can change the oil and spark plugs in my car. I can catch a fish. I am named as author of a technical tome; ad nauseum . . . Does that make me smarter than those who can't? Heck no! It just means I learned how to do it.

    Can I follow a blueprint to build a house? Can I wire that house? Am I CEO material? Am I a salesman extraordinaire? Can I drive an 18 wheeler? Can I rebuild a boat engine? Can I rebuild a car engine? Heck no! Does that make me stupid because I can't do those things? I don't think so.

    If I look down my long pointy nose at someone who can't build his/her own computer, then I'm the one who should be called stupid.

    If I give someone produce from my garden, they'll have a meal or two. If I teach someone how to garden, they'll be able to produce their own food. And no, I won't be able to teach him/her in a day . . . for awhile they'll need support. And if I begrudge someone the support they need after having taught them, I'm the one who's stupid.
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