Quick Startup provides the tools for speeding up a computer by singling out slow-moving startup programs. With a basic setup and impressive results, this program will certainly make a difference.
We were pleased to discover the program's interface was incredibly simple to operate, housing its few commands on a single, intuitive screen. This was a blessing, as the Help file's tutorials were brief and not very useful. Quick Startup listed every program that starts running when we turned our computer on. With each, we were given a simple one-click option for delaying it. The programs were given a simple rating based on how slow they moved and this was our guide for delaying them. Once restarted, we noticed an increase in speed and that the sluggish programs waited a few minutes after startup to begin. The program provided a helpful feature that managed all our scheduled tasks, such as updates and virus scans. We were able to customize this and presumably increase speed ensuring no two ran at the same time. Overall, the program was simple enough for novices to understand, but provided results that all level of user could appreciate.
Quick Startup is a freeware program. With simple controls and immediate results, we highly recommend this program.
When you turn on your computer certain applications, drivers, and services are automatically started at the beginning of each Windows session. The information that tells Windows to automatically start these items can be located in a number of places, ranging from a program group on your Start Menu, to certain initialization files that are executed when Windows starts, to one of many places in the system registry. Quick Startupl lets you centrally manage all of these items using one single interface. Using the Quick StartUp you can easily add, remove, edit, disable, and enable any and all of these "startup items" in order to keep your system's boot-up process as fast and efficient as possible.
What's new in this version:
Fixed the bug that startup repeated
Fixed the startup repeated problem caused by F5 shortcut key refreshing
I tried it on WinMe first, I made the mistake of trying to drag and drop to the delayed box, but that deleted the entries instead of delaying them, Using the delay button worked out better but I didn't really notice muck of a difference in the start up time. Next I installed it on Win2k. That didn't work. The delayed programs did not start at all.
Not sure why this doesn't work on Win2k and I don't want to spend any more time trying to get it working because I don't think I really need to use it.
It has an easy to use, and understandable interface. Generally speaking, it works well, better than other apps I've tried. Did I mention, it's free.
I have run across a few programs that end up reassigning themselves to start up activation, "ctfmon.exe" to mention one. I have had the same problem with other start menu apps. Seems like someone could solve this.
Over all, I really like this program. I've been using this one for a few years now. You can find bigger, more complicated, more intrusive, and costlier apps, but for what this one does, and does well, why bother.
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After 2 attemps finally installed, but it only stopped the indicated programs from working and the delay function simply doesn´t work. Good to kick these programs out of your start-up, but not to delay.