Executing Startup Delay

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Executing Startup Delay

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I have a laptop that states "Executing Startup Delay" when I start it up. According to https://www.onmsft.com/how-to/how-to-re ... r-computer, removing Startup Delay will speed up booting up the laptop. This makes little since, since Startup Delay delays starting up certain apps that load at startup to let the desktop and Windows services finish loading. Shouldn't Startup Delay speed up startup, since it allows Windows to use all of the resources to startup rather than allow other startup programs to use some or all of the resources?
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When your boot drive is an SSD, all of Windows will load in 2 to 3 seconds. Letting apps twiddle their thumbs for another 7 or 8 seconds without doing anything isn't going to speed up the process, in fact it's the opposite.

If you don't feel like messing with the registry editor, the article https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/696 ... -10-a.html links to .reg files that will do it for you, including one to return the system to the default if you don't like the result.

Something most of these articles don't mention is that the setting isn't all-or-nothing. The value in the registry is the number of milliseconds of delay. For instance, if you want a 5-second delay, enter the decimal value 5000.

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Jay Freedman:
Are you saying that disabling Startup Delay will speed up the startup process? It seems articles online are stating that Startup Delay speeds up startup by delaying the startup of programs that otherwise would slow down startup.
I would rather avoid the registry editor. Isn't there a way to turn off Startup Delay in BIOS, or at least reduce the number of seconds of the delay?
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It is a Windows setting, not a BIOS setting.
You don't have to edit the registry yourself. Downloading, then double-clicking a .reg file from the page Jay Freedman linked to will do all the work for you.
You can try out disabling the startup delay. If you don't like the outcome, you can restore the original setting by downloading and double-clicking another .reg file (as mentioned by Jay).
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I just saw there is an option to change the Startup Delay in BIOS computer settings that came preloaded on the HP laptop and are that accessible by pressing Esc during startup. The setting is in Boot Options | Advanced | Startup Menu Delay.

[I believe Startup Menu Delay is the same as Startup Delay.] My setting was set to 5 seconds. I changed it to 0.
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I might be wrong, but is the BIOS setting not to do with the period during which you can hit DEL (or whatever) to enter BIOS or choose a boot drive, rather than anything to do with Windows. If this is the case (and I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong), then I would leave the delay alone, to allow for troubleshooting stuff.
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jonwallace wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 17:10
I might be wrong, but is the BIOS setting not to do with the period during which you can hit DEL (or whatever) to enter BIOS or choose a boot drive, rather than anything to do with Windows. If this is the case (and I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong), then I would leave the delay alone, to allow for troubleshooting stuff.
This was what I understood too.
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My Startup Screen shows Win 10, Macrium Reflect, and a 3rd link: Change Defaults or Choose Other Options.
I have a 15-second (amateur's delay) set per: Control Panel/System & Security/System/Advanced Sys Settings/Startup & Recovery (Settings).
I clk W10 immediately but the delay is for choices I'd be crazy not to have.

Is MY Setting there part of this issue? Look at that path and I'm wondering what you'll see.
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jonwallace wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 17:10
I might be wrong, but is the BIOS setting not to do with the period during which you can hit DEL (or whatever) to enter BIOS or choose a boot drive, rather than anything to do with Windows. If this is the case (and I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong), then I would leave the delay alone, to allow for troubleshooting stuff.
Why would I want a delay before I could press Esc so that I could enter BIOS?
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As JonWallace wrote, it's not a delay BEFORE you can press Esc, but a delay DURING WHICH you can press Esc to enter the BIOS.
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