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The problem with installing more and more programs on your Windows- powered computer is that some if not most of them will automatically run at startup. If once your computer booted up lightning fast, because multiple applications run at startup now, your computer takes forever to boot up. There are two things you can do to prevent this slowdown headache.
You can uninstall the applications you no longer need. You can easily uninstall applications from the Control Panel. That would be the first thing you can do – but what about the applications that you don’t want to uninstall? You can use a specialized piece of software to control which applications run at startup.
Such a specialized piece of software is the MetaProducts Corporation- developed and aptly named Startup Organizer. Get this application and you will have quick access to all the programs that automatically run at startup. From the simple, easy to use interface of Startup Organizer you can choose which applications you want and which applications you do not want to run at startp.
If you are the only one who uses the PC, take advantage of the functionality Startup Organizer has to offer and control which applications run at startup. If you share the PC with others, you can use Startup Organizer to control which applications run at startup – for your account and for the accounts of the people you share your PC with. Say you share your computer with your younger brother. You can specify which applications automatically run when you log in, and which applications automatically run when your brother logs in.
Furthermore, you can choose the order in which to run the applications that run at startup and you can set a delay when applications are set to run consecutively.
Startup Organizer comes with an interesting feature called Controlled Startup. What this feature does is it allows you to skip certain program during startup by simply holding the Shift key pressed when logging on. Shift is the default key Startup Organizer uses; you can change it to any hey you want if Shift is not to your liking.
Another interesting feature Startup Organizer has to offer is StartUp Guard which takes a look at all the applications that run at startup and informs you of any suspicious behavior.
The bottom line is this: Startup Organizer is an easy to use tool with an intuitive interface that you can use to control which applications run at startup and to specify the exact sequence in which to run applications at startup. If applications that run at startup are slowing down your computer, use Startup Organizer to speed your PC up again.