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    Enable or Disable Startup Delay in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Startup Delay of Startup Apps in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    14 May 2017
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    How to Enable or Disable Startup Delay of Startup Apps in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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.

    Note   Note
    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



  1. Posts : 295
    Win 10 Pro v1703 15063.332
       11 Feb 2017 #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 ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 588
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 15063.332
       11 Feb 2017 #2

    Hemimax said: View Post
    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 ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 295
    Win 10 Pro v1703 15063.332
       11 Feb 2017 #3

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 588
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 15063.332
       11 Feb 2017 #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 ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 295
    Win 10 Pro v1703 15063.332
       11 Feb 2017 #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 ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 21,572
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
    Thread Starter
       11 Feb 2017 #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 ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 295
    Win 10 Pro v1703 15063.332
       11 Feb 2017 #7

    Got it, Thank you Brink.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 21,572
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16226
    Thread Starter
       11 Feb 2017 #8

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 1,519
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       13 Mar 2017 #9

    Hi,
    This was an annoying one it's not faster if apps don't load thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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