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Type of Program: Windows Startup/Shutdown Accelerator
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Company Name: Dachschund Software
Version: 1.1
Price: $23.00
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Like Hare the outstanding computer accelerator Zoom is another excellent piece of work from Dachschund Software.

Zoom accelerates Windows start up and close down by up to two times. On my machine I got a noticeably faster startup and shut down. Zoom can load Windows drivers on-the-fly, instead of loading all the drivers at the same time, and only when an application needs them. This greatly increases computer stability as some drivers have a tendency to crash your computer. Zoom can of course be fully configured to fit your needs. Without Zoom, you have absolutely no control over startups & shutdowns; with Zoom, you do!

Zoom uses a cache system that puts in RAM all the data the computer needs to startup faster. The more drivers and startup items there are to load, the more you'll notice Zoom's acceleration.

Zoom will also accelerate shutdowns and it will automatically flush temporary files while shutting down your computer, saving up to 10 seconds. If you're really in a hurry, you can use the "Faster but ruder" mode, to shutdown or restart in a flash!

Yet again another piece of Dachschund Software that delivers what it promises.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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