Inspired by topics on how antivirus software affects Cubase performance, I decided to try disabling Windows Defender in Windows 10. As a result Cubase’s (x64) the awfully long start up time - 80 seconds, was reduced to just 40 seconds! That’s a great improvement. I wonder whether there are ways of reducing start up time even more - though I am already quite pleased.
Feel free to post other tips on speeding up the start up, If you have any!