07-30-2012 12:32 PM
I've just bought a batch of M71z all-in-one's and I noticed how much quicker they booted than previous M70z's with the same operating sytem. I see that the M71z has a utility loaded called Rapidboot which presumably is making the difference. Can anyone tell me if its possible to get hold of a copy of Rapidboot that would work on theM70z.? There are some versions of Rapidboot available on http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.p
08-01-2012 09:38 AM
My question would be though, what exactly is the software called? You can check in "Programs and Features" under the Control Panel. There are two types of Rapidboot software applications: RapidBoot HDD Accelerator and RapidBoot Shield. The accelerator, which seems to be what is on the M71z, reads all the boot files and then zips them into one large file on the HDD, during the next boot it reads this file from memory rather than the HDD.
The RapidBoot Shield is a tool that tries to delay certain drivers, services, and startup applications so that you get to your desktop faster. However, sometimes after adding 3rd-party software such especially security/encrypting/anti-virus applications, it can sometimes make the overall boot time slower.
The Rapidboot Accelerator is supported on all of the 2012 systems but isn't available for download yet on the support site, I did find out that it should soon be added there for download. Once it is up, it should list compatible systems and at that point, you could download it. I'll try to update here when I see that it is on the site.