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Startup Organizer

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Platforms: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
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You've scanned your computer for malware, and it came up clean. So, why, you ask the computer gods, does it take so long to boot up every morning? Well, perhaps the first clue would be to look at all of the startup programs in your system tray! Each one takes time to load, you know. I mean, really, no one needs THAT MANY programs running!

Startup Organizer provides quick access to all of the programs that are automatically started when you boot your computer, giving you the ability to inspect, edit, and temporarily disable them for massive improvements in boot speeds.

With Startup Organizer, you'll be in complete control of your startup programs! Imagine being able to dictate the order in which your startup programs load, or to insert delays in the run order to allow some programs time to finish so that others may place nicely with them. Using the Controlled Startup feature, you can even skip certain programs during startup by holding a key down as your PC boots.

As useful as Startup Organizer is for the individual user, it's even more beneficial for machines with multiple users. By providing you with the ability to work with the startup configuration of any user in the Windows Registry, you'll be able to customize the startup programs list for any of them, simply by dragging and dropping! You can even add programs to multiple users with just a few clicks! That way, you can keep your startup configurations optimized for the way that each user works with the machine!

Review Written by Derek Lee

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Yudha Yan Kusuma No discount for upgrade to future version?

Version 2.9 has been around for years, so version 3 might be coming soon.
Aug 3 2011 at 5:40pm Copy Link
Alexander Bednyakov The registered user can upgrade to the next major version for 50% of the regular price.
MetaProducts Corporation - Aug 3 2011 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Genie au Travail Startup Organizer is installed on my computer since 2008.
Very good software !
Aug 4 2011 at 12:39am Copy Link
Lee Christoffers How is this any better than msconfig.exe?
Aug 4 2011 at 8:03am Copy Link
Alexander Bednyakov Lee Christoffers, thank you for your question.
Startup Organizer helps you to do things available in msconfig.exe in more convenient manner. In addition, it provides you with more advanced functions, like Controlled Startup, Startup Guard, backup & print configuration options. You can read more here: http://www.metaproducts.c...atures.htm

Please note that you can download the trial version and try it for free: http://www.metaproducts.c...osetup.exe
MetaProducts Corporation - Aug 4 2011 at 11:25pm Copy Link
Preston Mitchell I am a big sucker for new software that maintains the health and performance of my PC. But I fail to see how Startup Organizer is better at controlling start-up programs than Win 7's native REGEDIT.

What is more effective than disabling the registry keys of the offending start-up programs listed in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ?

Nonetheless, speaking as a Bits regular, I appreciate all software developers who offer their products here--thank you!
Aug 5 2011 at 12:17am Copy Link
Gonzo How does Startup Organizer differ from other Startup management utilities such as Chameleon Startup Manager or Autoruns?
Aug 5 2011 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Pedro Laurent Preston Mitchell with all the respect, not everyone here is a tech-savvy as you to go and mess around with windows registry, you make it sound easy if that was the case this type of software wouldn't exist to begin with.
Aug 6 2011 at 3:21pm Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
Same question as Gonzo
what additional / missing features does startup organizer have in comarison to startup manager (also offered at bdj this year)?
thank you for resoonding
Aug 7 2011 at 2:04am Copy Link
Steven Schulman I see Alexander Bednyakov say: "The registered user can upgrade to the next major version for 50% of the regular price."

I see the policy say: "Free upgrades for minor versions, paid upgrade with no discounts to future versions."

Which is it?
Aug 7 2011 at 6:53am Copy Link
Gerard Booth How long does it normally take to receive the licence code, I purchased and received a notification from Share-it immediately, but no follow up email with the licence code.
Aug 7 2011 at 7:03am Copy Link
Rich OBrien Many years ago I surveyed every program of this kind and bought this one, MetaProducts StartUp Organizer. What StartUp Organizer does is provide you with the clearest possible picture of all programs that start automatically and it provides complete information about how those programs are started. StartUp Organizer introduced me to MetaProducts and on their website I discovered an astonishingly large selection of other software. They constantly upgrade their software and bring out entirely new software. Over the last 20 years we've seen one software company after another give up or sell out. MetaProducts is what a software company should be, dedicated to the craft of making ever better software. I use their Inquiry program all day every day. At $12.50 Startup Organizer is a steal. Steal it.
Aug 7 2011 at 7:57am Copy Link
Soft Wiz Well, the truth is that a zillion other software titles do the same - the functionality is not unique. What is different here is the so called Controlled Start Up where you can disable running of predefined progs in real time. But, again, you may never need to do that, so... Out of 30-40 running programs on startup you will not need to disable more than 1-2, so that is not a big improvement.
Aug 7 2011 at 2:53pm Copy Link
Richard Blake The upgrade page indicates that major version upgrades are free (or were free for v1-v2) for those who purchased after March 1 2003 (presumably shortly before v2 release). This tells us that in the past Meta Products has conformed to customary industry practice; perhaps they will again next time. It also tells us that the v3 gestation period has been quite long. (But maybe there has been no need for a major redesign / rewrite / version upgrade. That v2 has survived from Win98 through Win7 says something, either about this product or about Windows itself.) Paid v2 upgrade is priced there at $15 (in the description) or is it $12.50 (in the form)?
A very favorable review at cnet:;9
I don't see many reviews there that get a 4.5 from both the cnet editors and the user community.
Aug 7 2011 at 7:23pm Copy Link
Steven Avery We discussed this on Donationcoder. This is definitely one of the crisp and fine startup programs. WinPatrol may be better for security aspects, but for overall general utility Startup Organizer is great and in many ways the best. I don't think I upgraded from 1.9 (2002) so I'll probably do the deal. After a little spin drive. Yes, Chameleon is good, too, with a friendly developer and some others have advantages (more techie, this and that). All that said, I think that Startup Organizer is a nice program to have in your utility arsenal. Unless you are super-tech, you really should have at least one good one.
Aug 7 2011 at 9:00pm Copy Link
Alexander Bednyakov Gerard Booth, your registration key will be delivered shortly. I asked the support team to resend it from the different email account (there seems to be a problem with email delivery to your box.)
MetaProducts Corporation - Aug 7 2011 at 10:38pm Copy Link
Alexander Bednyakov Friends, thank you for your kind words regarding our software.

Because of the obscure description of upgrade policy we did accidentally, we decided to offer the free upgrade to the next major version for the BitsDuJour users. When the time comes, just contact us and tell us you bought Startup Organizer from BitsDoJour - you get the free upgrade.
MetaProducts Corporation - Aug 7 2011 at 10:49pm Copy Link
Gerard Booth Thank you Alexander, received the key as promised.

Best Regards
Aug 7 2011 at 11:09pm Copy Link
SoftCollector I bought it - and am happy with it. One question:

1. Is there a way to change the sequence of startup objects - one of the processes on which internet depends seems to start very late and everything freezes for half a minute before that (obviously waiting for said process), even the HDD does not spin. This is very strange... The culprit is either HP Wireless Assistant or Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro... This happens on every reboot and I was hoping to use Startup Organizer to change the startup sequence.
2. If it is not present in the current version, could it be included in the next one?

Kind regards,
Aug 11 2011 at 1:15am Copy Link
Alexander Bednyakov SoftCollector:

This feature exists. There is a Controlled Startup category. You may move several programs to it and set order, delay between starting these programs, etc.
MetaProducts Corporation - Aug 11 2011 at 5:22am Copy Link
SoftCollector Thank you for addressing this issue, Alexander!

I have tried using the Controlled Startup category and noticed the following:

1. When a startup object is put into this category, it also stays listed in its original one.
1.1. Even when all objects are dragged to the Controlled Startup (one by one, there does not seem to be an option to select several or all), some of them are listed with numbers under ALL USERS, and some are listed without numbers, so it is a little perplexing.
1.2. Also: one can drag the same objects into the Controlled Startup category again and end up with several controlled instances of the same object there. Is that normal, should it be allowed?

2. I have listed the process in question (the one whose start I would like to speed up) as No 1 and it still runs last. I guess not all processes can get higher priority.

3. Although I was careful to put all startup objects into the controlled directory I noticed that some of them did not start when Windows was restarted.

4. In the end I decided to uninstall the program and maybe give it a fresh try later on. I just felt that I was no longer sure - with objects present in both Controlled and Normal Startup, and some of them present in Controlled twice, and some not starting at all - what exactly was going on.

5. For the deinstallation I used Revo Unistaller and it reported the following left overs:

It may be nothing (if those are going to be deleted automatically on next restart) , but on the other hand - it may be worth looking into.

Kind regards,
Aug 13 2011 at 7:30am Copy Link
Alexander Bednyakov Can I ask you to write us directly (by E-mail) with some screenshots and examples of apps that do not start? We will work to reproduce and fix this.

Thank you!
MetaProducts Corporation - Aug 15 2011 at 9:56am Copy Link

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