Learn how to delay the startup of a service in Windows Vista.
If your Windows Vista computer takes too long to boot up you can delay services from starting when Windows boots up. The delayed services will start a few minutes after Windows has booted up. Delaying services helps speed up the boot process in Windows Vista because there are less programs loading into memory during the boot process.
Note: This is only recommended for non-critical services. Delaying the start of your antivirus or firewall services would leave you unprotected for a while.
Delay a Service
- Type Service in the search box in the Start Menu.
- Click Services in the search results.
Note: If your account doesn’t have administrative privileges right-click Services and select to Run as administrator.
- Double-click the service you want to delay in the Services window.
- Change the Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start).
- Click OK to apply the changes.
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