Soluto is interesting…after a PC start-up, it tells you what programs took up a what amount of boot time. So you can see what is causing your PC to be slow. Then, you can see recommendations from other users about what you should do: change it to manual start, delay start, or let the program boot normally. All in an easy, nice looking interface. It’s just in beta now, but it is still useful.
Yes, I tried it…it worked well. Many of the things were too important to remove, but I could delay some. I’m not sure if Soluto has to start at boot for the delay starts to work or not. But it has an option to automatically close after boot is finished (right-click tray icon).
Didn’t help much in my situation. Boot took a minute and a half, 1/3 of that being CIS loading. (28 seconds) Other than CIS, everything it suggested to remove (2 no brainer removes, 9 potentially removable) would only save 15 seconds. Not worth delaying anything really.
And the two no brainers were Launchy and Sandboxie. Both loading in less than a second. I’ll leave those.
I think I’ll leave it installed because the history feature looks pretty cool.
Me too ;D before I had Soluto install it took my PC 1:46 and I’ve pause 8 application from the No-brainer section reboot my PC and it taking 1:27, I didn’t see much of a different if my PC was booting any quicker or any slow down problem ;D any way I keeping this too it looks really cool.
Well, after managing to get it installed, did 2 reboots and have some results:
the only really significant ones are Avast! and Comodo; the other 29 are very short and a lot of them are needed for the system.
If I weren’t connected to anything I wouldn’t need a firewall etc. OK, I knew that, so although there might be some useful details re. booting, in reality I can do SFA!
Now uninstalled - total saving of about 2s for any reasonably delayable loading, took about 20s longer to boot and the delayed items neede abou 2 mins. to load.
Interesting to see what was happening but is a bit like spending a pound to save a penny.