Under the hood difference between running a program in cmd prompt versus Windows explorer

by Lissandro   Last Updated February 13, 2018 14:01 PM

I am facing a bit of strange issue that is: if I run an executable in the command prompt, in its path, it takes 7 seconds to open the first (logon) dialog. If I run the same program in the same directory by selecting it in the Windows explorer and hitting enter (or double clicking it), it takes 6 seconds to do the same thing (open the first logon dialog). On a slower system this gets more impacting. Is there a difference in the application loading and execution process among explorer and cmd prompt? What this would be? If nothing can be done to improve the cmd response time, at least I would like to know why this happens.



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