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How to Enable or Disable Startup Delay in Windows 10

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Startup items are the apps, shortcuts, folders, drivers, etc... that are set to run or open automatically at startup when a user signs in to Windows. Startup items can be added by either the programs or drivers installed, or manually by you.

By default, Windows will run the items in your Startup folder (shell:startup) after about a 10 second delay at Windows startup when you sign in to your account. This was done to help improve the performance of Windows startup. If you have a fast computer, then you may wish to disable this startup delay to have your startup items run as soon as you sign-in instead delayed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the delay of running startup apps at Windows startup for your account in Windows 10.

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The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize

Startupdelayinmsec DWORD

(delete) = Enable delay
0 = Disable delay



Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Delay of Running Your Startup Items at Windows Startup

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Startup_delay.reg

download

 3. To Disable Delay of Running Your Startup Items at Windows Startup

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Startup_delay.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn