I'd like to delay the launch of some startup apps to give it some time to load the other ones before the one I want.
The Task Scheduler in the newer versions of Windows has got quite an overhaul. One of its improvements is to delay start a task. Simply set it to execute your 'apps' ON LOGON with different delays.
Startup Delayer is a free program tha allows you to configure which programs to start first and which ones to delay when your computer is rebooted. You can set a custom delay for each one, even drag the visual display graph which shows you exactly how your programs are starting and allows you to easily modify the order or adjust delay times.
Type Windows + R
Your run dialog pops up.
Find your service that you want to delay
Right click on it, select Properties
Under Startup type: select Automatic (Delayed Start)
There you go.
I needed to delay for 1min some application at PC startup after the network connection...
I used standard build in Windows Task scheduler.
Its simply- create task, and fill up all necessary pages - General, Triggers, Actions, Settings.
And if you want to do it the good ol MS DOS way create a start.bat file in C:\ with
rem launching Thunderbird and Skype in 44 seconds ping 188.8.131.52 -n 1 -w 44000 > nul cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird" start thunderbird.exe ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 78000 > nul start "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\" Skype.exe /min
Then create a shortcut to it and put the shortcut into the
Leverage windows task scheduler, screenshot shows delay option you need