Windows 10: Startup Delay - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    Startup Delay - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    Startup Delay - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Startup Delay in Windows 10
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    How to Enable or Disable Startup Delay 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. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 184
    Win 10 Pro v1607 14393.693
       1 Week Ago #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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 254
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 15031
       1 Week Ago #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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 184
    Win 10 Pro v1607 14393.693
       1 Week Ago #3

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 254
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 15031
       1 Week Ago #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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 184
    Win 10 Pro v1607 14393.693
       1 Week Ago #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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,169
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       1 Week Ago #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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. Hemimax's Avatar
    Posts : 184
    Win 10 Pro v1607 14393.693
       1 Week Ago #7

    Got it, Thank you Brink.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,169
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       1 Week Ago #8

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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