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clayto
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July 23, 2015 - 3:55 pm
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Is there a basic guide to what would be a satisfactory / unsatisfactory Startup time, which must obviously depend on a variety of factors? I ask because whenever I launch Glary Utilities the opening page reports on my Tablet 8.1 time, saying it is slow (compared to the majority of other users). I would not be likely to question it if it were not for this, as for me it is so much faster than what I have been familiar with when I used my aging WXP machine.

Startup is a little under 2 minutes. say 140 or 150 seconds.

Glary Utilities recommends disabling or delaying some Startup processes ---- and using its Startup Manager have now disabled and delayed quite a lot, guessing at what is better left alone and what can safely be delayed or left to manual start. There are two programs which quickly display windows and dialogues, which I then close manually, but which I have set to disable as delaying start does not achieve much. So far what I have done does not seem to have made a lot of difference.

I welcome comments and advice.

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Generally the speed of the CPU, drive, and number of programs dictate startup speed - and you are correct that Win 8.1 generally starts faster than XP. Also some programs take longer than others to load.

Unfortunately tablets generally lack in both CPU and drive speed.

If you can provide us a list or screenshot of all the programs trying to startup we can provide some guidance.

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I have tried to post Snips several times, they copy OK but then disappear Possibly because there is too much? They are from the Glary Startup Manager which has much more detail than the other Startup utilities which now dont tell you very much as they mainly show what I have disabled, whereas what I need is advice on whether I can delay / disable what remains --- which in the Glary utility is a lot, especially the Windows Services.
I understand I could use Autoruns by Systeernals but reading about it suggests to me it is too detailed and complicated. Glary should be enough, if I can get its Snips to load.
I am now getting the startup time to fall a bit, it is less than 1.5 minutes, but Glary still informs me that is longer than all but 2% of users (I presume that figure is from feedback from their customers).

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Click ctrl+shift+esc at the same time to open Task Manager then click the Startup tab. Either take screenshots of all the entries (expand the window and scroll if there are more than will fit on one page) or type the entries here.

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For some reason I cannot paste anything here. Paste is available in the context menu but when I click on it or use Ctrl + V nothing appears. I will keep trying.

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Nope, I keep trying but paste will not work here.

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I cannot get the image from TaskManager to paste here. What happens is that the url of the image gets pasted. I have no idea what is going on.

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Images won't paste. Use the Attachments button to upload the image to the post, or type the entries into the post.

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