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I have a reasonably fast computer with Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU, 4 GB ram, Seagate 7200 rpm drive. But when I open Photoshop it takes about 15 seconds to open and additional 8 sec to become responsive.

I want some suggestion to make the launch faster.

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Buy an SSD. It will open much faster. Here lemme try. – Dan Rosenstark Apr 7 '11 at 4:53
Under two seconds... – Dan Rosenstark Apr 7 '11 at 4:54
i know what SSDs are meant for. But i want to know how to make launch fast on my existing machine. – kaykay Apr 7 '11 at 12:12
@kaykay, I know, that's why it was a comment, not an answer. BTW, what operating system are you running? – Dan Rosenstark Apr 8 '11 at 7:24
@Yar i am running windows 7 64-bit and photoshop cs5 64-bit – kaykay Apr 9 '11 at 3:18

Check your 'Scratch Disk Settings' in Edit > Preferences

The primary scratch disk drive should have decent amount of free space, add some secondary drives as scratch disks

It should run faster now !!!

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it will not help in making the launch faster. because i have already make the scratch disk on the RAM through ramdisk. it will only help after the photoshop load and it need more memory then the memory assigned to photoshop – kaykay Apr 7 '11 at 12:06

When using another Adobe Product, Premiere, I've enhanced performance all around by increasing my page file size. See if that helps you.

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