Startup Delayer 3.0.364 for Windows

by r2 Studios

Avg. Rating 3.0 (286 votes)

File Details

File Size 8.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 20,587
Publisher r2 Studios
Homepage Startup Delayer

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v3.0.324 on 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.

Kipster

Kipster reviewed v3.0.315 on 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..

Keverin

Keverin reviewed v3.0.309 on 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.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.0.302 on 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.

bobad

bobad reviewed v3.0.300 on 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.

Blue Joker

Blue Joker reviewed v3.0.299 on May 24, 2011

Great tool !!!

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v3.0.298 on May 20, 2011

Why not just stop the programs/services from starting unless you need them? On my desktop, I have 36 process that run when it is started and it is running W7 Pro 64 bit, my other W7 Pro 64 bit laptop has 26. It takes less that 20 seconds for my desktop to boot and about the same for my laptop!

borisf98

borisf98 reviewed v3.0.296 on May 17, 2011

Like it a lot. Is there any way to start with "Running Tasks" window. It is better task manager than most programs.

stylemessiah

stylemessiah reviewed v3.0.296 on May 17, 2011

Been using this for god knows how long and its one of those programs i install on every PC i use.

Great free program that does what its designed to do VERY well, and thats rare.

Makes your system usable more quickly and efficiently than the default "every startup program runs at once" in windows. This is one simple function you would have thought Microsoft would have built in by now.....

Easy 5, deserves higher

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.296 on May 17, 2011

if you know what you are doing this program is a keeper

Avg. Rating 3.0 (286 votes)
Your Rating
DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v3.0.324 on 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.

Kipster

Kipster reviewed v3.0.315 on 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..

Keverin

Keverin reviewed v3.0.309 on 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.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v3.0.302 on 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.

bobad

bobad reviewed v3.0.300 on 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.

Blue Joker

Blue Joker reviewed v3.0.299 on May 24, 2011

Great tool !!!

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v3.0.298 on May 20, 2011

Why not just stop the programs/services from starting unless you need them? On my desktop, I have 36 process that run when it is started and it is running W7 Pro 64 bit, my other W7 Pro 64 bit laptop has 26. It takes less that 20 seconds for my desktop to boot and about the same for my laptop!

borisf98

borisf98 reviewed v3.0.296 on May 17, 2011

Like it a lot. Is there any way to start with "Running Tasks" window. It is better task manager than most programs.

stylemessiah

stylemessiah reviewed v3.0.296 on May 17, 2011

Been using this for god knows how long and its one of those programs i install on every PC i use.

Great free program that does what its designed to do VERY well, and thats rare.

Makes your system usable more quickly and efficiently than the default "every startup program runs at once" in windows. This is one simple function you would have thought Microsoft would have built in by now.....

Easy 5, deserves higher

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v3.0.296 on May 17, 2011

if you know what you are doing this program is a keeper

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.4.135 on Mar 2, 2009

Not a bad program. A better use of your time:
1. Reduce the number of times that you start your machine. sleep it, hibernate it, etc.
2. Put your startup programs on as many different physical disks as you can.
3. Get more cores. Each new core will help with multiple programs running in sync.

cliffcawley

cliffcawley reviewed v2.3.134 on Dec 2, 2008

@ Undesired Username. For 'such an obvious bug' this is actually the first I've heard about it! I do have a Contact page on the website where you're more than welcome to report this.

I'll have this one fixed for the next beta release.

Perhaps if you have any more obvious bugs that you'd like to report, you could send them to me there? I don't often scour the comment pages on the various software archives that my software is available on.

shodan816

shodan816 reviewed v2.3.134 on Dec 1, 2008

Been using this little beauty for YEARS and can't imagine living without it. I'm a nut about having my startup apps line up 'just so' in my tray, and this utility allows me to accomplish just that. THANKS, Cliff ! ! ! Keep up the great work !

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v2.3.133 on Nov 3, 2008

Some people have whined that I wasn't specific enough about reporting bugs I complain about, so here is a 10-second test:

1. Set a shortcut in the Startup folder to have a particular and non-default "Start in" directory.

2. Install and run Startup Delayer.

3. Set a delay for the shortcut in step 1 using Startup Delayer, then click the "Start Over" button to remove the delay. The net effect of this is that the Startup shortcut will have been deleted and then recreated, with its information (supposedly) recorded in the meantime.

4. Note that the original "Start in" directory has been lost, and reset to that of the installation directory.

7 years and still such an obvious bug?

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.3.132 Beta on Jul 27, 2008

Item Description
1 Added Spanish Translation - Thanks Legion!
2 Added Dutch Translations - Thanks Gijs!
3 Fixed bug related to program icons vs location icons - Thanks Rui!
4 Fixed Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument due to invalid path and the FileLen function - Thanks Larry!

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