Today’s Tip…

Earlier we had a tip that talked about the new location of the startup items. I got a number of emails internally that asked about the ‘Startup Impact’ field and how that works.

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Those values have to do with how much time is added to the startup sequence by that item.

  • High impact – Apps that use more than 1 second of CPU time or more than 3 MB of disk I/O at startup
  • Medium impact – Apps that use 300 ms - 1000 ms of CPU time or 300 KB - 3 MB of disk I/O
  • Low impact – Apps that use less than 300 ms of CPU time and less than 300 KB of disk I/O

The ones that are marked as ‘not measured’ are new start up items from things I’ve installed since the last reboot. Windows won’t classify them until my next reboot.