In Windows, most programs you install will add themselves to the startup items so that they can automatically start whenever you power on you computer. Often, most of these items are unnecessary and cause your system to boot up slowly, or you can even experience random freezing. Other than the default (and hidden) tool in Windows to manage startup items, Autorun Organizer allows you to effectively manage all your Windows startup times in the easiest possible way.
Manage StartUp Items Using Autorun Organizer
You can download Autorun Organizer from its official website and install it like any other Windows software. The good thing about Autorun organizer is that it doesn’t come with any bundled crapware.
Once installed, launch the application. The user interface is minimal and only displays some of the important information like all the startup applications, recent system load times, etc.
Using Autorun Organizer, you can temporarily disable a startup application or remove it completely from the startup list. To temporarily disable a startup item, simply select the application or the registry entry and select the checkbox “Temporarily Disable.” This action will disable the startup item until you deselect the option.
To remove a startup item, select the application and click on the “Remove” button. This action will permanently disable the application from starting up at the Windows start.
If you ever need to add an application to the startup list, click on the “Add” button, browse for the application and click on the “Ok” button to save the changes.
Other than completely disabling the startup applications, you can delay the startup so that you will still have your software up and running after the actual system startup without suffering any slow boot times. To delay an application, select the application with the little clock icon next to it and click on the button that says “Delay Load for 30 Seconds.”
If you want to set a custom delay time, then select the option “Delay Load for” from the drop-down menu.
The above action will open the “delay load” window. Enter the time in seconds and click on the “Ok” button to save the changes. For instance, I changed the delay time to 120 seconds.
Once you set the delay load, you can see the reflected changes in the main window.
If you want to bulk edit your startup items then click on the button “Bulk Entries Changing,” check the startup items you want to edit and select the appropriate action from the drop-down menu. It is that simple to bulk edit startup items using Autorun Organizer.
Autorun Organizer can also provide optimization suggestions regarding your startup items based on the data it gathered from other users. In order to get the suggestions, click on the “Display” button at the bottom of the window. This action will send your startup items list to the cloud server. You can see what data is being sent by clicking on the link “startup applications data.”
Once Autorun Organizer has completed the analysis, click on the “Show Details” button to see the optimization suggestions.
The above action will open the “System Boot Optimization” window. If you like the suggested changes, click on “Perform the Optimization” button to apply the changes. If you want to remove any suggested change, just click on that little “X” link next to the suggestion.
Once the changes are applied, you will receive a confirmation dialog box letting you know the same.
As you can see, Autorun Organizer is compact and straight forward. It does exactly what it says and has no unnecessary features or fancy settings. If you have a ton of startup applications slowing down your system, then do give this handy utility a try and you won’t be disappointed. After all, it is a free application.
Hopefully that helps, and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences regarding this free Windows startup organizer.