1. Disable the normal dropbox startup.a. Click on the dropbox icon, click the gear icon, and click Preferences...
b. Uncheck "Start Dropbox on system startup". Click OK
|1. a. Click Preferences...|
|1. b. Uncheck Start on system startup|
2. Open the task scheduler.a. From the Start menu, click All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and Task Scheduler.
This can also be found in the control panel under System & Security, Administrative Tools, or by searching in Start.
3. Create a new scheduled task.a. Click Create Basic Task
b. Enter Name - Dropbox, and a description if you wish. Click Next.
c. Trigger. Select "When I Log on". Click Next.
d. Action. "Start a program"
e. Start a Program - Program/script - Enter C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe. Be sure to change to your username.
f. Add arguments - Enter /systemstartup
g. On Finish check "Open the Properties dialog for this task when I click Finish". Click Finish.
h. Click the Triggers tab and click Edit...
i. Check "Delay task for:" and enter the number of minutes that want it to be delayed. Click OK on the open windows and close all other windows.
j. If this is a laptop, click the conditions tab and uncheck "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power" (if you want).
|3. a. Task Scheduler - Create Basic Task...|
|3. b. Create Basic Task - Name|
|3. c. Create Basic Task - Trigger|
|3. e. Create Basic Task - Start a Program|
|3. i. Edit Trigger - Check "Delay task for:"|
|3. j. Uncheck "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power"|