I love having to wait for six or seven programs to start up before I can use my computer. Why don’t I just turn these program off, you ask? Well, I don’t know where they are or how long they are taking exactly to do their thing. That was the case ’til I ran across Startup Delayer.
Now with that name, you would think it does the exact opposite. You are probably saying you don’t need a program to slow you down – you need a program to speed you up! Well, here is what the developer of the program has to say about it:
“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 its 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 slowdown 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 set up, however many seconds after Windows has started, to load each program.”
This is a tool that everybody should get if they feel a little slowed down by the way their computers are starting up these days. It might not solve the problem, but it is a good tool to help you figure out what the problem is.
[1.1M] [Win 98/ME/NT/2k/XP] [FREE!]