Startup optimizer: How to optimize startup on a slow startup computer

Chameleon Startup Manager is a startup manager (system configuration utility replacement) that enables the full customization of startup programs, including startup order change, startup delay and much more.

If you have a slow startup computer, there are several ways to optimize startup:
Remove or temporarily disable those startup programs that are not required.
Set a startup delay for programs not required immediately after startup. This will prepare the computer ready for work faster.
Create separate Windows startup configurations (eg for the internet, games, etc), and select what should be loaded at Windows startup.
It is also possible to optimize startup by specifying the particular day(s) startup programs should be run.
The program startup order can be specified so programs are ordered and launched consecutively. If necessary, one program may be closed after another program has started.
It is possible to specify a low priority for programs with high CPU usage, which frees up resources.
It is also recommended to defragment disks.

After this a slow startup computer will start and work faster.

More details can be found here.

Current version:
Platform: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/10/x64 Edition
Language: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Slovak, Ukrainian, Hindi, Polish, Serbian, Chinese

The main features of the program are:

  Free Pro
Most of the new features
Automatic delayed program launch
Each program is launched in sequence after the previous one finishes starting
Applying configurations 'on-the-fly' without restarting Windows
Necessary programs can be run and unnecessary programs closed using one button without reloading Windows
Individual launch settings, delays, and order depending on the day and time
Change startup profiles for all Windows users
Working in Windows Vista/7/8 without UAC prompts
You can start programs with administrator permissions without confirming the privileges
Possibility to сancel any changes (preserve the system state or for each program)
Any removal, addition or change in the program settings will be cancelled
Setting the startup priority
Many launch conditions
Run if the computer is connected to the Internet, not more than once within the specified time interval, if the computer is idle, etc.
Monitor real time changes in the startup list
There is immediate notification of added (or removed) startup programs
Many launch parameters
Internet connection, specified time, closing after a delay, etc.
Selecting on what days should programs be run
Select the startup configuration at Windows start-up
During Windows startup, it is possible to select the programs to be launched by selecting one of the Windows startup configs saved earlier (eg, for the Internet, for games, etc)
Possibility to restore all changes
Automatically save the history of changes in configurations and for each program
Black list
Just disable the program once and it will no longer add itself to the startup list
Start programs after another program is launched (also with a delay option)
Change startup order by specifying a startup delay
It can be changed visually or by using the wizard
Support for Services and Task Scheduler
Startup configurations management
Any number of Windows startup configs can be created and loaded if necessary

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