1.    05 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    What's your ideology on when to start startup programs? Best Method?

    I have about 15 startups programs that I want to run automatically when I first boot up my computer. The programs are like Realtek audio, flux, search, google sync, Dexpot, Search Everything, etc. I have never gotten to a point in which all of them booted automatically. Always 1 or 2 of them donít boot. It annoys the hell out of me esp because I dontí know which didnít boot because I have so many icons in my task tray.If I move one program around to a different start location (eg. Registry to Start Folder), itíll start but then something else doesnít start. Search Everything and Dexpot are 2 programs that give me the biggest trouble.Iím totally guessing (I'm not an IT guy) that perhaps one program is taking too much CPU/RAM and so other programs that are supposed to start afterwards, they get skipped because the computer is still working on the previous one? Iíve tried to spread out the startup programs evenly among all the startup options: the registry (HKey_Current_User...Run, HKLM...Run, Startup Folders, and Task Scheduler). For example, I have Dexpot start last because it seems to take the most CPU and RAM. All my efforts havenít worked and Iím getting desperate.Whatís the basic ideology in locating the best time to start certain programs. For example, should I have Dexpot start right away or last? Or, should I have all the small startup programs last? Or, should I always start latest the ones that deal with networks and sync documents like Google Drive?
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  2.    05 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 5,851
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    I have 11 programs that start with windows and they all are for either Corsair CUE, Macrium Reflect and other programs that are necessary to start with Windows. I do not use Onedrive but I do use Google Drive and I do not even have it installed.
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  3.    07 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    My ideology, everything I don't need/want to startup right away is removed from the list and started manually.
    Takes less time and prevents the trouble you have.

    If you have so many trouble with starting 15 programs at boot, I would suggest that you remove some of the programs and start them manually.
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  4.    07 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,055
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Most of the time have no problems with a varied set of startups starting, from small scripts to email related programs. Very occasionally I find a whole group of startups has failed to start.

    There are programs that offer startup delays, presumably to try to ensure key items start earlier, and to spread the load. E.g. Winpatrol.

    I suppose if you wanted to you could write a very simple script with some delays, which launches programs at intervals. That would be easy with Autohotkey.

    But really, it sounds as if something is amiss- perhaps some resource limit is being hit. You could check your event log.
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