WinPatrol: Delayed Start
The newest feature of WinPatrol will greatly improve your system startup time. There may be some programs which you
do want to keep running but you don’t need to launch immediately on boot up. WinPatrol’s Delayed
Startup allows you to specify the time to wait before launching programs which may typically run instantly
when you boot slowing down the initialization of Windows.
To Delay the startup of programs go to the WinPatrol Startup Program list.
Select a program title and "Right-click" On the menu that pops up select, "Move to Delayed Start Program list".
WinPatrol provides additional information on Programs,
including the company that created the program file as well as the program version.
For additional information click on PLUS Info...
This button will allow you to set a specific delay time for programs that you want running soon after startup.
You can also specify parameters for any programs and a user friendly title to be displayed.
This button allows you to Add a new program
to the list of programs that will always start when you reboot or logon to
your computer. When you click Add you'll see the standard Windows Open
dialog which will allow you to navigate to the folder where your program
This button will not delete any programs from your hard drive.
It just removes programs from the Delayed Start list so the program will no longer run when your system boots up.
If you still want this program in your normal Windows Startup Programs list you should "Right-click" on the selected program
and choose "Restore Program to Startup Programs list".
To close or Exit the WinPatrol tab interface,
click the X in the upper right hand corner or the Close button. WinPatrol
will continue monitor changes but the main interface will be removed from
If you're using User Access Control
you'll find opening the main WinPatrol interface will require an additional
permission. It's Windows Vista's way of protecting your system from
programs which access criticial system locations. You may
already have some startup programs which require UAC interaction. Putting
these programs in your Delay Start list will make life with Vista less
WinPatrol stores information
about delayed Startup Programs in the Windows registry. If you allow
a registry cleaner to remove WinPatrol entries it may remove information
on programs you’d like to start. If this occurs you can restore
any Startup Programs removed by going to the Options Tab and click on
the “History” button. The History button will list all actions you’ve
taken using WinPatrol and allow you to restore any Startup Programs that
might have been erased.
The first time you run WinPatrol 2007 a backup
file is created in the WinPatrol folder just in case you experience
problems. This file is a registry script called RunBackup.reg.
In the case you need to restore all your original auto run programs and
remove WinPatrol you can click on this file and run it. Our Uninstall
program found is Add/Remove programs has also been enhanced and will
restore any Run programs moved by WinPatrol into our Delayed Start
Reoccurring Startup Programs
programs think they’re special and should always be added to the Windows
Startup Program list. Examples include Apple’s QuickTime and Microsoft’s
CTFMon.exe. When you move these programs to the WinPatrol Delayed Startup
they may continue to be added to the normal Startup Programs list.The
WinPatrol Disabled button was created to automatically remove reoccurring
programs from returning to the Startup Program list. After moving one of
these programs to the Delayed List, you may still have to Disable them in
the Startup Program list. Scotty will keep them from being started
immediately at boot time.
Programs and Related
Some programs may not work in a delayed manner. We
have run into a few programs which run along with a complementary Windows
Service. Some Services may complain if they don’t find their associated
Startup Program running. Windows Defender in Vista is one example we’ve
Some Internal Windows Startup Programs may not be delayed.
WinPatrol will not allow these programs to be moved to your Delay List.
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