Speed Up your PC by Disabling Intel Delayed Launcher

Many PC users usually complain about slow boost speeds after mere months since they bought their new PC. The is a direct tie between boot speed and the programs you have on your pc, to be more precise, programs which start-up when the PC is powered on. Usually, they only add a few seconds but in some cases seconds turn into minutes. Intel Delayed Launcher is one such program and in the following lines you will learn why the program is useful, why it can slow down your boot time and how to disable it should you want to speed things up.

Why is Intel Delayed Launcher useful?

Intel’s ‘’Delay Launcher’’ or ‘’Iastoriconlaunch.exe’’ is a startup program and part of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology.  Supposedly, it offers faster program launch times and faster drive speeds, for simple SATA drives to RAID storage assemblies.

How does it work?

By automatically starting Windows is loaded, the program delays the OS startup for 30 to 60 seconds in order to prevent potential viruses from infecting the drive. This also allows the Intel Rapid Recovery Technology to load up a secure recovery partition if a security breach is detected. While the system is useful, the chances that someone will try to infect your home machine with by using this type of virus are very slim. If you think that you don’t need it, here is how you can safely disable Intel Delayed Launcher:

Disable Intel Delayed Launcher using MsConfig on Windows 7

  1. Open the Run menu by searching for it in the Start Menu or pressing the Windows key+R at the same time
  2. Type msconfig and press enter. A new window called System configuration should open.
  3. Click on the Startup tab and search for Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Uncheck the tick, click on Apply and OK. After you restart your PC, you should observe faster boot times.

Disable Intel Delayed Launcher on Windows 8/10

  1. Open Task manager from the Start Menu or by pressing CTRL-Shift-Esc
  2. Click on the ‘’More Details’’ button
  3. Select the startup tab
  4. Select ‘’Delayed launcher ‘’ from the list, click on disable and confirm if needed.

Reboot and you are good to go. If you use a RAID system, disabling it is not recommended as it may cause drive consistency problems.

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