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StartUp

By Think Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 25, 2011

If you're fed up with the load time of your Windows programs, then StartUp may have the answer. This small application allows you to pick and choose which programs Windows launches at start-up.

StartUp has a very basic interface with only five command buttons to choose from. The uncluttered layout makes it easy to add or edit the application you wish to control. One downside is that you'll need to know the command line for the program you want to launch. If you decide to get rid of your start-up entries, a CleanUp button makes it a one-step process. Three additional buttons allow you to refresh the registry, save the log, or get help. The Help menu contains loads of information should you find yourself stuck, though most users won't have much trouble with this intuitive program. It's unclear how much refreshing the Refresh button does, as we didn't notice any changes when we clicked it.

StartUp is a free application that doesn't require a username or password or any personal information or registration. In fact, starting up StartUp is a snap. Once it's downloaded, you just run the executable and the interface simply appears; there's no installation process to go through. If wait time is a problem for you when loading Windows programs, StartUp has a solution.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2

Version 1.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release July 6, 2010
Date Added July 6, 2010
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 74,004
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

StartUp can improve Windows loading time as it is a small app that loads on start up and loads only the things you want loading. All you need is the commandline for the program you wish to be able to control and tell StartUp the command line and you can now choose whether to have it starting up with windows. To avoid having 2 of the same program open, you can use RegStop to stop programs from making registry entried so they start themselves when windows does.