delaying an app start in Windows 7/8

Posted on 2013-09-04
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Last Modified: 2013-09-11
Dear Experts

Had a question I am hoping someone can assist me with.

How do   I intentionally delay an app from starting?

For example, when I login to windows I have numerous apps that want to start up. As a result the system start up time is long.

Is there a way I can delay certain apps from starting, e.g. Skype.
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strivoli earned 1500 total points
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Set Skype to NOT start automatically. Set a Scheduled Job that starts Skype "X" minutes after your login.

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dont see an option to specify X amount of minutes to wait before starting an app.....

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found it
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