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Adding a program startup delay

Posted on 2007-11-26
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On one of our pc's we've got a bit of software that starts automatically when it gets logged in, but I'd like to ave a delay before it starts.

So is there a way to keep a program in the startup group but have it delay running for 30secs say?
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You could write a bit of VB code that hangs around for 30sec and then launches the desired program.
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You could use something like Startup Delayer http://www.r2.com.au/software.php?page=2&show=startdelay
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Create a batch file that calls your program.
lets say you want to call notepad after 30 seconds.
then your batch file needs to look like this.

sleep 30
notepad.exe

sleep is an inbuilt windows utility that allows a user to create programs or batch files that cause their computers to sleep or wait a specific amount of time before running that program.
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Or - you can use the sleep function in vbscript:

Wscript.Sleep <time in milliseconds)

i.e.

Wscript.Sleep 30000
(for 30 seconds)
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A great program that allows you to delay startup items is winpatrol.  Besides having delays it also has a ton of other useful features.  You can get the free version of it here.  http://www.winpatrol.com/

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