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Windows HotStart was introduced with Windows Vista. It is not available for Windows XP or earlier versions.

Readers may be interested to know that the lineage of Windows HotStart, like most of the mobile features introduced in Windows Vista, can be traced back to ‘pre-reset’ Windows Vista, otherwise known as “Longhorn.” Microsoft stated that a “Longhorn” Mobile PC would be media-ready by providing direct (appliance like) access to media so that the PC could be used as a DVD player, music player, or a photo viewer. Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20051214170817/http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/8/f/18f8cee2-0b64-41f2-893d-a6f2295b40c8/SW04023_WINHEC2004.ppt HotStart was previously codenamed Windows Direct. Source: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/f/98f3fe47-dfc3-4e74-92a3-088782200fe7/TWAR05001_WinHEC05.ppt