ArcGIS 10.0 take about 3 minutes to start. ESRI recommends doing these steps (http://support.esri.com/cn/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/31672) but does not explain the consequences or adverse side-affects with respect to other installed applications.
I have also heard from a recent ESRI Seminar that decreasing the number of installed printers on the System will also improve start-up performance.
Can anyone comment.
My system is Win7 64bit 4gb Ram. No Licence server.