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Last post Author Topic: DONE: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)  (Read 72628 times)

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2010, 12:07:29 AM »
Ah, I wouldn't brew-d about it. :)

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2010, 04:32:46 PM »
Ah, I wouldn't brew-d about it. :)
And I was about to raise my hops!

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2010, 09:51:40 PM »
Heh.  With all the coffee references skwire should rewrite the utility in Java. ;)

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #103 on: February 11, 2010, 03:18:29 AM »
Ah, I wouldn't brew-d about it. :)
And I was about to raise my hops!

better watch your eggs though... :p
Tom

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2010, 09:53:08 AM »
Ah, I wouldn't brew-d about it. :)
And I was about to raise my hops!

better watch your eggs though... :p
Do I have to shell out for that?

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2010, 12:38:12 PM »
Ah, I wouldn't brew-d about it. :)
And I was about to raise my hops!

better watch your eggs though... :p
Do I have to shell out for that?

You crack me up man! :)

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2010, 05:39:29 PM »
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You crack me up man!
And I thought you were too hard-boiled for such matters.

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2010, 07:36:13 PM »
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You crack me up man!
And I thought you were too hard-boiled for such matters.

I don't know what to say after that benediction.



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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2010, 09:00:58 PM »
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You crack me up man!
And I thought you were too hard-boiled for such matters.

I don't know what to say after that benediction.
In that case, there's muffin else to consider, except for couple of 24-hour periods in Holland with a bad actor.

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #109 on: February 12, 2010, 05:37:13 AM »
Congratulations, Skwire!  Kim Komando found your new piece of software.

here

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #110 on: February 12, 2010, 06:15:30 AM »
Wow.  Very cool.  Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2010, 09:21:22 AM »
Wow.  Very cool. 
Well deserved, congrats!  :up: :up:

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #113 on: February 13, 2010, 08:44:19 AM »
Great step-by-step tutorial on setting up a pc to auto fill in password for use with BootSnooze at Windows Guides:


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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2010, 09:28:44 PM »
Wow.  This app is really gaining some attention!
I was taken aback, though, by the comment "Whilst in Hibernation it barely draws".  'Barely draws' what?
Is he implying there is little power consumption during hibernation?
That is incorrect.  The machine is OFF!

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2010, 09:35:14 PM »
I guess he means that most desktops, even when "off", actually pull a trace amount of juice.  For instance, my server box's power supply still has a lit LED when the machine is off.

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2010, 09:44:12 PM »
"Whilst in Hibernation it barely draws".  'Barely draws' what?
It was a rather sketchy remark!

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #117 on: February 14, 2010, 02:12:18 AM »
"Whilst in Hibernation it barely draws".  'Barely draws' what?
It was a rather sketchy remark!

Hmmm, you sure it's talking about the current version?

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #118 on: February 14, 2010, 07:10:47 AM »
Wow.  This app is really gaining some attention!
I was taken aback, though, by the comment "Whilst in Hibernation it barely draws".  'Barely draws' what?
Is he implying there is little power consumption during hibernation?
That is incorrect.  The machine is OFF!
~6W while turned off - see Tell me why I have to be a PowerSlave? :)
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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #119 on: February 14, 2010, 03:06:52 PM »
"Whilst in Hibernation it barely draws".  'Barely draws' what?
It was a rather sketchy remark!

Hmmm, you sure it's talking about the current version?

Let's pencil in a time to discuss this, after I get ohm.

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #120 on: February 15, 2010, 01:19:06 AM »
Hmm, this whole discussion is going haywire (?)...
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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #121 on: February 15, 2010, 02:20:51 PM »
Hmm, this whole discussion is going haywire (?)...

Resistance is futile.  :)

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #122 on: February 28, 2010, 04:32:29 PM »
Hi

Great idea and great implementation.

Do you plan to release the source code? I understood it is written with AutoHotkey, right?

I have a password defined for my user and I have to, it's required by a remote control tool I use. I'm willing to add support for auto-login at boot myself if you do not want to do it.

Thanks!

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2010, 08:14:47 AM »
Great idea and great implementation.
Do you plan to release the source code? I understood it is written with AutoHotkey, right?
I have a password defined for my user and I have to, it's required by a remote control tool I use. I'm willing to add support for auto-login at boot myself if you do not want to do it.

Thanks for the kind words.  Boot Snooze turned out to be MUCH more popular than I ever anticipated.  No, I don't plan on releasing the source code and, yes, it's written in AutoHotkey.  I specifically didn't add auto-login for two reasons.  One, I didn't want BootSnooze seen as a security issue and, two, I'm a fan of the "one tool for one job" way of writing software.  Honestly, BootSnooze is one of the simplest apps I've written here on DonationCoder.  In case you require more information on how Boot Snooze works, here you go.

BootSnooze writes a single entry to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

This key is meant for uses such as these since the Windows OS removes the entry once it's run, hence, "RunOnce".  The part of BootSnooze that does the suspending/hibernating is the standard Windows API call found here (this is also described in the AHK help file under the "Shutdown" entry):

http://msdn.microsof...3201%28VS.85%29.aspx

You can even do it yourself from the Run prompt like this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555569

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Re: IDEA: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2010, 08:59:30 AM »
I have a password defined for my user and I have to, it's required by a remote control tool I use. I'm willing to add support for auto-login at boot myself if you do not want to do it.

havent read this myself so not sure how relevant it is, but just in case:-
Great step-by-step tutorial on setting up a pc to auto fill in password for use with BootSnooze at Windows Guides:

Tom