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Launch Startup Programs And Processes One By One With OoLauncher

Want to speed up the startup of your Windows 7, Vista, or XP operating system? The best way is to delay the launching of certain startup programs and processes, re-arrange the order in which these programs and processes are loaded, and control which startup program or process are loaded at what time. So how would you do that?

Enter Oolauncher. It is a free portable application launching management utility for Windows. Donโ€™t be confused, it is not an application launcher like JetStart, SliderDock, and LaunchBar Commander. Instead it controls how the startup programs in Windows are launched.

Update: Most users are facing problem with this tool and calm that it removes all the startup programs. I have contacted the developer of this app and he has the following reply(solution), “The problem you pointed out is not a bug. Oolauncher is designed to launch applications from its own database. So after imported the startup programs, the removal is necessary to avoid starting application twice, one by Oolauncher and another by windows. Users can restore programs to its ‘original location’ by click the ‘Restore’ button on the Oolauncher dialog.” I hope it helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

oolauncher - application launching management

So what can users do with this utility, exactly? You can define after how many seconds a program/process will launch during startup, control how the program window should be displayed(normal, minimized, maximized, hidden, or unchanged), define the priority of each application/process, and choose the Original Location of each program/process(options shown in screenshot below).

start folder for current user - oolauncher

Apart from these usual features, you can also move the order of the programs/processes and force show the window style after a defined number of seconds. In other words you can also call it a startup manager program since it allows you to add/delete any program or process both quickly and easily.

Another reason why this utility is worth it is because instead of launching all the startup programs at once, it launches them one by one thus saving the memory usage and resulting in a faster startup of Windows.

Download Oolauncher

It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 only. Enjoy!


  1. I wish I had read the other comments first. This is indeed useless and I do not see how documentation could do much to help. It plain just does not work.

  2. It’s a good tool, but there’s no documentation. Even the support forum doesn’t exist. I want to make adjustments; my only choice is to click the tray icon WHILE I’M BOOTING. It’s not in my start menu. I can’t even find any file with “oolauncher” in its filename within my Program Files. I have no clue how to open and configure this program, other than the few moments it’s running. I feel pretty neutral about this program — though apparently I’m now stuck with it, because I can’t even find it to run it to click “Restore”.

    • I never faced such an issue, maybe you removed all the startup entries yourself by mistake.

    • me too! Lousy tool, it remove all my auto startup programs and now these programs not able to auto start anymore whenever I restart my PC. The worst thing is, even I go to launch it manually from Start menu, the link is broken. Now I need to find a way to recover such problem cause by this stupid tool. Pls test it properly before you post this article!!!

    • Oh crap many people are facing such problems. I have updated the post with a warning now. Thanks for letting me know guys. I will also consult the developer of this tool.

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