LazyLoad Frequently Asked Questions.
Q) How much does LazyLoad cost?
A) A single computer license for LazyLoad costs US $29.
Q) Can I get updates?
A) The LazyLoad license covers all releases made within 12 months of your purchase.
Q) Can I get a refund if for any reason I am unhappy with the application?
A) Sure. You can get a refund up to 60 days from the date of your purchase,
but please tell me why you are unhappy so I can look into improving LazyLoad.
Q) Can I try LazyLoad before I buy.
A) Yes, Please do. LazyLoad can be Downloaded and tried for 30 days free
Q) What happens if I decide not to buy LazyLoad?
A) LazyLoad will still run but as soon as LazyLoad is started all the applications you have configured to run will start immediately.
Q) How is LazyLoad licensed?
A) LazyLoad is licensed per machine, when you get a new machine you can move the license to that new machine. Any number of users can use LazyLoad on the machine it's licensed on.
Q) Does LazyLoad need activating?
A) No, as a software developer I hate activation schemes they cause lots of pain for genuine customers and I don't think that's a good thing. I would rather spend my time improving LazyLoad than trying to implement a complex activation model.
Q) Why is my computer slow to boot?
A) When your computer starts it attempts to launch every application listed in the
Startup menu and listed in a specific key in the registry. Because Windows(r)
tries to start and run these all at the same time they all try to access the disk and use the processor at the same time.
Q) Why does LazyLoad include a performance monitor for the disk usage?
A) When your applications start they all try to access the disk drives, this causes the heads on the drive to have to keep moving to get the data for the different
applications, because hard drives are physical mechanisms they are much slower than the other parts of the system and cause a bottleneck effect on the data flow, so to get the best boot-up performance you will want to
schedule your application to start when the CPU and hard drives are not to busy.
Q) Why does trying to load lots of programs at once cause the hard drive to be slow?
A) The files for your applications will be scattered around your hard drive in a
random position. When more than one applications requests a disk file the
hard drive head has to move to the correct location to load the data from the spinning
disk. If two applications are trying to load files at the same time the disk
head is moving about lots to get the various pieces of data requested.
Q) Can I configure all the applications that run at startup to LazyLoad?
A) It's not advisable to delay the loading of your anti-virus and firewall applications, naturally you can LazyLoad LazyLoad it's self and there may be some applications that are best not loaded lazily
.If you are unsure then leave the application as it is or mark it for LazyLoad and reboot your computer to see if it will work correctly.
Q) How else can I speed up my system boot time?
A) You could fit faster hard drives (i.e. a 10,000RPM boot drive) and try defragmenting your hard drive. Depending
on your computers memory you may also be trying to use the swap file (virtual memory),
so increasing your computers memory or putting the swap file on a different disk
drive may also help.
Q) What else can LazyLoad do for me?
A) LazyLoad comes with a number of built in Lazy Utilities these provide extra functionality
which may be useful when starting your computer. Please see the
Lazy Utilities page for more details.