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    Enable or Disable Startup Delay in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Delay of Running Startup Apps in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    10 Feb 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Delay of Running Startup Apps in Windows 10


    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 of 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.



    Here's How:

    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


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


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

    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 When 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



  1. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 1,758
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #1

    Hi Brink,

    FYI, I do not have the \Serialize branch under \Explorer on my system. Just wanted to confirm that all I have to do is add the branch for your registry edit to work.

    Thank you,
      My Computers

  2. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 4,515
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 Build 19041.264 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #2

    Hemimax said:
    Hi Brink,

    FYI, I do not have the \Serialize branch under \Explorer on my system. Just wanted to confirm that all I have to do is add the branch for your registry edit to work.

    Thank you,
    Only thing you need to do is to run the attached registry file and reboot. DONE!
      My Computers

  3. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 1,758
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #3

    Thanks
      My Computers

  4. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 4,515
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v2004 Build 19041.264 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #4

    You're welcome! If you don't have that branch in your registry it just means it's not configured and the default delay set by MS in some application code is configured.
      My Computers

  5. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 1,758
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #5

    Another FYI, after I ran the registry file all it did was create the empty branch \Serialize with no DWORDS. I can add the new DWORD easy enough.
      My Computers

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,935
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Richard @Hemimax, :)

    The registry entries are not there by default in Windows 10. The downloadable .reg files adds them for you to make it easier to enable or disable.
      My Computers


  7. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 1,758
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #7

    Got it, Thank you Brink.
      My Computers

  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,935
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #8

      My Computers

  9. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 6,028
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #9

    Hi,
    This was an annoying one it's not faster if apps don't load thanks :)
      My Computers


 

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