There are so many PC users that complain about their slow boost speeds, and that in just a few months after getting their new PC. Well, that really depends on the relationship between the boot speed and the programs that you have on your PC – the programs which automatically startup when you open the PC. Sometimes they add a few more seconds, some other time, and they add more minutes. Intel Delayed Launcher is one of the programs, and we are here to tell you why it can slow down your boot time. we will also show you how to stop it.
Why should you have this program?
This program is part of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. It comes with faster program launch times and also faster drive speeds. The program delays the OS startup for about 30 to 60 seconds, so it prevents the viruses from infecting your drives. The program is beneficial, but to be honest with you, the chances of someone trying to infect your PC with this type of virus are low.
How can I disable it?
Use msconfig on Windows 7
For this one, you will need to open the Run menu (search for it in the Start Menu or press the Windows key+R). Then, it would be best if you typed msconfig and press enter. You will see a new window that’s called System configuration. You will need to click on the Startup tab and search for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology program. Then, uncheck the tick, click on Apply, then on OK. Then it would help if you restarted your PC. You will definitely see the faster boot times.
On Windows 8/10
Use CTRL-Shift-Esc to open the Task Manager (you can also do it from the Start Menu). Then, you will need to click on “More Details” and select the startup tab. Select “Delayed launcher” from the list, then click on Disable. Restart, and you will see the difference.
Keep in mind that if you use a RAID system, disabling it might not be a good idea, because it can cause drive consistency problems.
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