Did You Know: Microsoft SkyDrive Has a “High” Startup Impact on Windows 8

This is one of the tools that may actually slow down the Windows startup

Microsoft SkyDrive is clearly a helpful cloud storage service that’s already integrated into several apps developed by the Redmond-based technology company, including Office 365 and Windows 8.

When it comes to the latter however, SkyDrive may slow down the startup process, as Windows 8’s very own Task Manager tells us.

SkyDrive’s process is marked with a “High” rating in the “Startup impact” section, just like some other apps developed by Microsoft.

As you can see in the screenshot above, “IType.exe,” the process that’s associated with the Microsoft keyboard, also has a “High” startup impact, which makes us wonder if the software giant actually spent some time optimizing their boot launching sequence.

Truth is, everything works blazing fast on a fresh Windows copy, but in case you install some other “High” rated apps, you may actually feel a difference. In a bad way, that is.

SkyDrive is one of the Microsoft tools that also come with a dedicated Windows 8 Modern App and, just like all the other built-in utilities, it also received a pack of updates earlier this week.

Microsoft rolled out a brand new search function for the SkyDrive app which, to be honest, comes in extremely handy if you’re a Windows 8 aficionado.

In addition, users are now allowed to rename and move folders and files with just a few clicks, while the first-run experience has been improved with a brand new screen that presents the key features of the app.

Microsoft’s SkyDrive is also available as a standalone download for any other Windows version, so click here to get it right now from Softpedia.

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