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Windows 7: Suggestions for delaying Startup programs- my new SSD is too fast!

30 Apr 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madkiwi View Post
The link was for services, and most of the talk here is more of the same. My problem is with the apps I am loading, FF and Thunderbird are working before the networking is ready.

While I agree clean boots are probably wonderful, I am interested in efficiency- if I have a computer that can load all my work programs automatically, why wouldn't I? This is not the 1980's, and this computer is not my Tandy 1000 that had to boot from a floppy, then remove the floppy, then insert my program disk in floppy a: and my data disk in b:

I think we moved beyond that
Let me tell you where we've moved:

The vast majority of end consumers who we serve here buy rigs that come preloaded with dozens of applications - trialware, useless factory utilities that duplicate better versions built into Windows 7 - almost all of which spy and are set to start with the computer, placing a load on the back of Windows 7 which throttles it so that one can't even tell that it's native state is featherlight and instantaneous with zero hangs ever.

While you may have special need for programs to start even if you're not using them at the moment and I probably should have paid more heed to that, these forums have led the way in helping users strip the freeloaders out. Our tutorial on turning off Startup items alone has nearly two million views. And we have helped tens of thousands of users Clean Reinstall to get all corrupting residue of the factory bloatware out. There is no other resource on the web that comes close.

Don't denigrate these efforts by pretending they are a throwback to Tandy floppy days just because you like riding in a car full of hitchhikers, even if they are all chosen by you. This is where they get off.

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01 May 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64 EFI

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
That seems like a lot of steps to accomplish a pretty simple thing, like delayed start. I use WinPatrol from BillP Studios which does the same thing in a very easy to use format and provides additional functions as well.

If you're happy with what you use, stay with it, but I am lazy and like the easy way most of the time.
Seems like installing a piece of software to do something the OS is already entirely capable of doing is more steps than mine. And involves more services running, which further increases load on the system, which further reduces overall performance to some degree.

If you're happy with a piece of software to schedule tasks, good on you I just use task scheduler since, you know, it came with the OS...
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01 May 2012   #13

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

You could try what I do, which is map the programs I use all the time (Firefox, Thunderbird, Q-Dir and Sunbird) to hotkeys. I tap four shortcut keys and I have all my stuff going. If I want just a clean boot I don't do anything.

Now tapping those four keys is a lot of extra work, but...
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01 May 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I agree, don't have all the bloat in startup, as you point out, it ain't the Tandy days and your apps will SNAP open with a hotkey after the net has had time to connect.
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01 May 2012   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

This is the one I use. It is quite flexible. r2 Studios - Startup Delayer
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