Press releases from Absolute StartUp manager
Absolute StartUp 5.1
Press: Software helps PC users take complete control of their computer startup options and create startup progrmas' sequence.
Information about dates and changes in previous versions of Absolute StartUp.
Download Absolute StartUp manager
Download free 21-days trial of Absolute Startup manager.
PAD file
Description PAD file of Absolute StartUp. More about PAD at

Testimotials about best Windows startup software

Your utility has good potential. I'm sure had I registered and talking man would have happened.


Absolute Startup manager award from Softpedia

Order Backup CD with Absolute Startup manager

Order Absolute StartUp on F-Group CD!

Absolute StartUp on CD!

Subscribe to F-Group newsletter to get latest information about Absolute Startup

Latest press-release of Absolute StartUp manager

November , 2005

Absolute StartUp manager 5.1
Why load rubbish?

For Immediate Release

F-Group Software Releases Absolute Startup 5.1

Absolute StartUp optimizes what Windows loads during boot-up. Absolute StartUp manages all registry startup sections as well as startup folders and services. More importantly, it lets administrators control the startup lists of other users of the PC! It allows editing the startup configurations of other users -- and you won't need their passwords and logins to do so. (Provided you have administrative rights for the machine.)

Full version

Other pressreleases:

April, 2003 Absolute StartUp manager 2.1 optimizes your autostart along with your PC life!

December, 2004 Absolute StartUp manager 4.2: The software helps PC users to automatically disable autoloading unnecessary programs using our online database, enable loading those programs that are needed, define the launching order and protect PCs from malicious software.

Absolute Startup

I have 10 favorite programs that always launch at boot time: an alarm reminder, an e-mail checker (freeware PopTray), Macro Express (a sophisticated keyboard macro program), a backup scheduler, TrayDay (which displays a small "today is"-style day number), and a few more. I'll grant you that boot time is extended while these programs load, and I'm willing to accept that longer boot to have my favorite utilities at hand.

I don't want some of my installed programs to boot up when I start the computer each time. What really gets me are annoyances such as QuickTime -- they just sit in the System Tray waiting to be used (but rarely are) and take time to initialize at boot-up time.

Absolute Startup's Main Screen
Click to enlarge

Fortunately, Absolute Startup 4.2 Home Edition ($19.95) puts you in absolute control of what happens when you boot your machine. If you need to stop an adware program from launching in the background, for example, a single click of your mouse traps it and turns it off (see illustration).

QuickTime offers no menu option to control its start-up behavior. Fortunately, with Absolute Startup, I was finally able to get rid of QuickTime's autostart (and its pesky icon taking up space in my System Tray).

Unlike many utilities that work with Windows, the options and descriptions given on Absolute Startup's main screen actually make sense. No obscure references to things I don't understand. QuickTime was clearly marked; I simply clicked on a button to toggle the option from "boot at startup" to "disable." I could have chosen "remove," but figured I'd wait to see if doing so would interfere with running QuickTime -- something I might want to do occasionally.

You're not limited to "run" and "not run" options. You have the option to start a program on certain days or at specified times or with a user-specified delay after startup. You can "stack" application execution (starting one after another starts), too.

It doesn't matter how programs have glommed onto Windows: Absolute Startup works wherever the programs are hiding: Registry, Windows' startup folders, or in the win.ini file. If you need more detailed information, you can trace the startup process and learn about any changes in it.

What you can't do is save groups of programs in user-defined configurations, then specify which group you want to use on the next startup.

The program also comes in a "standard" edition ($29.95) that can manage Windows services and includes a startup optimization wizard. A 21-day free trial is available at the company's Web site:

-- James E. Powell

All reviews

[an error occurred while processing this directive]