Windows 10: Startup folder -- Programs launch one at a time?

  1.    01 May 2016 #1

    Startup folder -- Programs launch one at a time?


    I have several programs / shortcuts in my startup folder. After I log on, it seems like anything in the startup folder is loaded one at a time (program 1 launches, program 2 doesn't launch until program 1 is opened, etc.). I have most of the same apps in my taskbar, and if I just quickly click on all of their icons, they'll all open simultaneously. I like using the startup folder since it's all automated, but having them load much slower is sometimes annoying. I wonder if manually creating a batch script to automatically open them all would be any faster.

    Are my startup folder observations normal?
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  2.    01 May 2016 #2

    Hi, there's quite a bit going on in that phase, not all of it just your startup programs (as in Startup folder) launching. There are background processes, and with Win 10 things associated with the universal apps using resources too.

    And of course, the Startup folder is not the only place where startups are specified. (use Autoruns (free) to explore).

    Try launching the task manager as early as you can after logging on - CTRL SHIFT ESC and click the CPU tab to see highest CPU use at the top.

    In the past, people have used startup delayers to delay the launch of non-essential startup programs so that the PC is more responsive.
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  3.    01 May 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, there's quite a bit going on in that phase, not all of it just your startup programs (as in Startup folder) launching. There are background processes, and with Win 10 things associated with the universal apps using resources too.

    And of course, the Startup folder is not the only place where startups are specified. (use Autoruns (free) to explore).

    Try launching the task manager as early as you can after logging on - CTRL SHIFT ESC and click the CPU tab to see highest CPU use at the top.

    In the past, people have used startup delayers to delay the launch of non-essential startup programs so that the PC is more responsive.
    CPU usage isn't very high after logging on when relying on the startup folder to launch my usual set of programs. There are a handful of autostart programs (ones not in the Startup folder) that launch in no time at all after logging in. I think I'll change what I have in my startup folder and turn them into autostart / autorun entries in the registry.
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