Task Manager in Windows 8 has got a new tab called 'Startup'. As I understand, this allows me to control my startup programs. However, the meaning of the column 'Startup impact' is unclear to me:
What does this column mean?
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This is a special measurement based on an application's CPU and disk usage during startup. It helps the user to determine what app slows down the startup process and to decide what to disable.
The official documentation at Microsoft website states that these values are possible:
Moreover, you can see the exact CPU and disk I/O utilization values yourself by enabling the corresponding columns on the same tab:
P.S. The 'Startup' tab has actually been in previous versions of Windows. It was less fancier though and could be found in the
msconfig applet. In Windows 8 the corresponding
msconfig tab redirects user to the Task Manager: