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Method and System for Selective Loading of Start-Up Programs at login time during Booting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198813D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-17
Document File: 5 page(s) / 142K

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Abstract

A method and system for selective loading of start-up programs at login time during booting is disclosed. A user is provided with a list of start-up programs during booting such that the user may selectively load a start-up program based on his/her requirements.

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Method and System for Selective Loading of Start -Up Programs at login time during Booting

Disclosed is a method and system for selective loading of start-up programs at login time during booting. A user is provided with a list of start-up programs during login time on system reboot. The user can specify the list of start-up programs that need to be initialized thereby allowing the user to customize the system reboot based on his/her requirements. The modified start-up menu during login time on system reboot is illustrated in fig. 1 on a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server.

Figure 1

During system reboot, a list of start-up programs are shown with different color codes based on memory requirements and likely start-up time. An option is provided to the user with a checkbox for allowing the user to select between a normal boot and a customized boot. If the user selects customized boot, then a text box is provided to enable the user to enter the name of an application to start. Alternatively, a combo box or a list box can be provided to the user to select a specific application to start on system boot up.

In a scenario, the user can also provide sequence of applications to load. Thus, some applications are loaded upfront while other applications are loaded in the background thereby giving the user quicker access to system resources. This ensures that the user does not have to unnecessarily wait for all the applications to start. Further, the user may be provided with a special key for switching to a normal boot at any time during system boot up. For example, the user may enter "ALT + CTRL + 2" to start remaining applications from a start-up list in the background.

In another scenario, operating system can provide a mechanism that can enable user to assign different profiles during system boot up. For example, a first profile (Home Profile) associated with the user can start-up programs that are required for home

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functioning. As a result, some applications may not be available in the list and are thus not initiated. A second profile (Office profile) associated with the user can initiate a list of all applications required to start-up when the user selects the second profile. This is illustrated in fig. 2.

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Thus, selection of a particular profile can...