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I wanted to take a minute to spotlight one of the big new embedded enabling features that is new to Windows XP Embedded SP2. It is called hibernate once, resume many. We have taken to abbreviating this to HORM internally, so if you see this new acronym floating around in documents or newsgroups about XP Embedded that is likely what it means.
HORM provides the ability to resume an EWF-protected system from a hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) each time a machine is restarted instead of performing a full OS boot. This greatly improves the cold-boot startup time of machines. Here are a few key points about HORM:
I encourage you all to take a look at HORM as you start exploring XPE SP2. Please let us know if you run into any problems or have any questions.