StartEd (A program to manage slow computer startups)


A couple of years ago my fairly new computer started to take forever to boot.
Actually, boot time was okay, the problem was getting to the desktop and then waiting up to five minutes for the desktop to fully load to be able to launch anything!

Looking for information on what I could do to speed everything up again I tried various suggestions like: Task Manager, WinPatrol, SysInternals etc. etc.

Some like Sysinternals would list all of the startups but I was in the dark on which programs were absolutely A MUST for computer functioning!

That is when I stumbled upon a program that not only listed every startup program but also pointed out the essentials, obsoletes, new, trojans, services etc. etc.

I was so impressed with the free lite version that I purchased the Pro version!

My question is … Why in the world hasn’t this app been recommended by more folks, to others who have startup problems?

The link that I have included goes to their home page where you can download the free version (or pro).

If any of you would like to try it out … I’d appreciate your opinions.

I promise, there is no malware at the site or in the app itself!

About …

Full feature list …

[I]View, Edit, Delete, Disable and Add entries to your Windows startup configuration

Detect obsolete startup items and unneeded memory hogs

Backup and Restore your startup configurations

Manage System Services with detailed notes and description

Filter Service List with keywords

See new startup items and services since last StartEd use
Uninstall Applications

Show detailed information about every startup entry

Launch programs

Create shortcuts on desktop (useful for temporary disabled items)
Print out and copy startup list to clipboard

Recognize Trojan Horses in startup configuration[/I]


The popularity of Windows irritates me. Why are people willing to put up with stuff like this? I also hate the fact that Microsoft strong armed PC manufacturers to only sell Windows PCs or they had to pay a higher license fee.

But then, if more people went the extra mile to use Linux, it would probably take on some of those qualities. (To some degree, it has.)