Does it seem like it takes forever for your PC to boot up or Restart? If so, chances are you have several applications that load automatically every time Windows boots up, and the boot process gets bogged down when several apps try to load at once.
You can (and probably should) prevent some of those applications from loading automatically, and the best way to do that is with a free download that I wrote about a while back called Autoruns. That being said, some programs are indeed worthy of automatic startup, but they don’t have to all start up at once.
Startup Delayer is a free Windows utility that allows you to delay the automatic startup of any or all of your auto-loading applications. Here’s how to download and install Startup Delayer: [Read more…]