My PC has been running Vista for the last few weeks mostly because it boots like greased lightning. 20 seconds, top, from BIOS to Desktop. Then tonight, it suddenly took over 3 minutes from login to Desktop.
By “Desktop” I mean the desktop is displayed and responsive.
I rebooted a couple more times, 2-3 minutes from login to desktop consistently. So I disabled it’s new entries:
And… Back to 20 seconds from BIOS to Desktop. Re-enable it, 2 minutes. Disable it, 20 seconds. I repeated this test 6 times (3 each). So, now it’s off.
This works for stuff like the Sun Java stuff, etc, etc. Better still, because it’s merely disabled, they don’t re-enable themselves (even googleupdate stays off if you turn it off).
I can still view PDF files from the desktop or from my browser. Yeah, it can take a little longer for them to open.
Adobe makes Satan seem like a pretty nice guy. I’m pretty sure that all religions teach us that we are supposed to stone, kill or severely maim any Adobe employees we know…
If you run autoruns under Windows XP, make sure you look for “file not found” entries… Delete them. That’ll significantly improve boot up time.