Startup Delayer 3.0.364

3.0 out of 5 stars 3.0 (286 votes)


Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP / Freeware / 20,577 downloads

Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer. By delaying the applications during start up, your computer becomes usable a lot faster. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Added a new option to allow you to choose if you want to give a launched application focus when it's run. This can help fix some applications that usually minimize to tray on launch but don't when Startup Delayer launches them without focus

    - Added additional debugging to the launch log

    - Added Norsk translation

    - Removed the executable signing from the main application to see if it fixes the strange random performance issues due to the remote cert validation required

    - Updated Chinese Simplified translation

    - Updated Hungarian translation

Reviews of Startup Delayer

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0.324 (Aug 16, 2012)

    Great program and responsive programmer. This program is excellent. Gives *full* control of the startup process. I have a pro licence - covers all household PCs.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0.315 (Aug 16, 2011)

    Despite what some of the self-proclaimed "experts" claim, I find the utility indispensable for my setup. It does what it is designed to do very well and unobtrusively.
    I run Win7 Ultimate but also have a couple of older start-up apps that don't always behave when they start right away. By delaying them a few seconds, they work perfectly.
    On my laptop, I might delay my email checker a few to allow the wi-fi to connect.
    It may not be for everyone, but why slam the program because you don't need it? I find it very useful.
    It does what it claims, it's updated frequently, it's free, and deserves 5 stars..

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0.309 (Jul 12, 2011)

    Clearly the author doesn't have knowledge about proper programming and only tries this & that ad infinitum, while overall the loading of the app itself destroys any time you, perhaps, could spare with what it's meant to do, but can't do for ages, and probably never will.

  4. 4 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 3.0.302 (May 27, 2011)

    I'm with gawd21 on this one:- It's possible in 'Services' to delay the start-Up of a program. Unless you are running an ancient PC or you have heaps of start ups, which you should sort out anyway. I have no use for this program. Good PC housekeeping is the answer. However you may think differently - Fair enough.

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.0.300 (May 25, 2011)

    Very useful app. However, it would be more useful if it was portable. Lots of times a computer is infected or not real accessible, and being portable would make it easier to access and get started cleaning it. 1 star off for not being portable, still highly recommended.

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