If you have a PC running Windows and you have dozens (or tons) of software installed, most likely you will find that your Windows doesn’t boot as quick as the Windows first installed. While you might aware that you can customize the start-up applications in Windows System Configuration (keyword: msconfig), but apparently Windows boot time isn’t only affected by startup items, but also services installed by applications and Windows. It is really frustrated (as what Soluto thinks) when your Windows take ages to boot into usable state, so to avoid frustration, Soluto – the Anti-Frustration Software is the answer for it.
Even though Soluto still in Beta stage, but it works pretty well and stable, not to mention it has one of the best UI for software. So what is Soluto?
Soluto Beta allows you to understand your boot, discover which applications are slowing it down (and keep running later in the background, affecting your ongoing experience), and allows you to significantly improve it. While Soluto Beta focuses on the boot, it already researches for frustrations and helps map the PC Genome, and allows you to share your wisdom with others.
Sounds complicated? Fear not. While Soluto offers numerous of functions, but all are within a few clicks. Upon installation (which requires internet), Soluto will be in action after restart. If you can’t wait, head to Soluto Beta download page and start installing right away.
Below are some screenies for you to know what can be expected from Soluto.
Boot Page: A detailed page that lists out all the applications, services involved in your Windows boot time. It summarized your total boot time and total number of applications in boot. As you can see, there are a few different colored components – all are actually the applications involved in boot time. The description for each components are explained well by Soluto, and you can only modify the startup status for allowed applications, which means that core services are not modifiable – a good feature to prevent unpredictable problems in inexperienced PC users.
History: A page that records all your booting time history, including installation/uninstallation of applications in your Windows. From here, you can analyze your booting time from the day Soluto get installed, and you can see how is your installation of applications affect your boot time. It is quite fascinating, really.
Application details: Soluto also offers detailed information for each of the startup applications. In here, you can find tons of information about a particular application, and Soluto will give their recommendation for the application, whether to pause it, to delay it, or keep it in boot. You might find most of the applications doesn’t have any description, but if you keen on contributing, why not write a short description for the application and share it to everyone who are using Soluto (Wiki Editing Mode)?
Besides that, if you felt there is something wrong or you have encountered a bug, you can easily provide your feedback by clicking on the feedback icon sit at the left bottom corner of the software. Alternatively, you can report your problem/feedback to http://community.soluto.com/soluto, which is their official customer support site.
So, does it sounds like a plan? I hope it does. If you running Windows PC, this is one of the must have applications. In case you missed the site, head to Soluto download page and download it now. Just for your reference, I have my boot time reduced from 3.40 minutes to the whooping 43 seconds (the lowest I can get), well, it does the job pretty well and pretty neat, for free. Thanks Soluto!
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