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Windows 7: How to delay the start of a service?

06 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How to delay the start of a service?

I see the option but how do I delay the start for 2 minutes?



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06 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

I would select "Disabled" for any service named Tweaker-anything. Actually I would Advanced-Revo it if not System Restore just because of the snail trail.

It will cost you to tweak Windows 7, which is perfectly balanced and only needs normal settings.

I see this app relates to cooling for overclocking. Good luck with that. Please let us know how it works with Windows 7 (watch your logs and charts), and I hope you get your answer for custom autostartup delays.
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06 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would select "Disabled" for any service named Tweaker-anything. Actually I would Advanced-Revo it if not System Restore just because of the snail trail.

It will cost you to tweak Windows 7, which is perfectly balanced and only needs normal settings.

I see this app relates to cooling for overclocking. Good luck with that. Please let us know how it works with Windows 7 (watch your logs and charts), and I hope you get your answer for custom autostartup delays.
I know how to use the program and I am fine with it. Thank you for your concern.

I just need it to start a bit later, surely there is an easy way to accomplish this?
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06 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With Winpatrol, you can schedule any startup program right click on it and move it to delayed start. Then in Delayed Start tab, got to the Delay Start option.
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06 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would really prefer not to install another program unless I have to.

Looking at the screenshot in the OP, I selected "Automatic (Delayed Start)" and restarted my computer. It seems there is about a one minute delay which is perfectly acceptable. I will stick this method for the time being although I wouldn't mind to know if there was an easier way (without installing a program) to input the time delay, I just kinda expected it, but it is not a big deal now.
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06 May 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Understand. But Winpatrol is a very useful program for many purposes. I always install it as one of the first programs on all my systems. Read the description to understand all the functions.
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06 May 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use Task Scheduler tis why its there.
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06 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Supposedly if a service is set to "Automatic delayed start" then this service starts approximately 2 min after your system has logged on.

But have a looky here .... maybe this might help

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06 May 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
I would really prefer not to install another program unless I have to.

Looking at the screenshot in the OP, I selected "Automatic (Delayed Start)" and restarted my computer. It seems there is about a one minute delay which is perfectly acceptable. I will stick this method for the time being although I wouldn't mind to know if there was an easier way (without installing a program) to input the time delay, I just kinda expected it, but it is not a big deal now.
No big worries...you're doing the right thing.

Manies of my services are delayed without my consent and are set by windows 7 itself, this help to boot faster and i can see the services running delayed at start up, and guess windows 7 does the job fine!
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15 Nov 2013   #10

South Carolina
 
 
Delayed start isn't 2 minutes

I see virtually ZERO difference between automatic and delayed start. I find it HARD to believe NO ONE has found a way to DELAY the start of a service by some time period without going around their elbo to get to their a$$.
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