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Startup Delayer - allows Windows to boot faster

Startup Delay Website - Freeware

review by BrotherS at DonationCoder on 2 Nov 2005


Notes from Clif

Many Windows programs like to start when the computer starts up at boot time. The problem is that all of these programs are trying to start at the same time. It seems to take forever for the PC to get to a place where you can even move your mouse. Here are a few comments from BrotherS on a program that could help many people with this problem.


Comments from BrotherS

While I was looking for a program like this, I searched everywhere and didn't find anything really good. Then I found Startup Delayer and convinced them that the missing 5% I wanted would be really cool to have. They added it and this great tool has been running on my computer for quite a while without problems. You can just click on any startup applicaton in the list and move its bar from left to right, according to the amount of delay you want. It's really great if you like to start lots of programs but still want Windows to start faster. You can do this with Startup Delayer by delaying the not-so-important ones.

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Can you learn another language in the time it takes for your machine to boot? Do you turn on your PC when you go to bed, so it's finished booting by the time you get home from work the next day?


When Windows loads it's Startup file, it attempts to load every program in there at the same time. Therefore if you have quite a lot of programs starting when Windows starts, each program will try and grab CPU time so that it can load.


If each program tries to do this at the same time, you soon notice the slow down that occurs, due to your CPU trying to help all the programs to load, and your hard disk accessing multiple files.


Startup Delayer allows you to setup how many seconds after Windows has started, to load each program.