I've just re-installed pI onto my Win7 64bit system and it's behaving very weirdly. It takes approx 45secs to launch (even when I run as Administrator) something that didn't happen last time on the same spec system before. Now I'm wondering if I used an old different installer. It says 3.0.4 on it.
In the "about" screen, what's the exact version? 3.0.4.something.
It still does this after rebooting?
Try turning off the "automatically check for updates" preference -- that may be the problem too.
Doesn't change the time it takes.
Lastly, try launching with caps lock on. Does the activation window show right away, or is that delayed too?
Comes up instantly.
I thought of something else to try. Once pI3 does open, open the AutoUpdate dialog or Preferences and uncheck the "check for updates" option. I wonder if the delay is due to trying to contact the server?
Just an update.
As I feared the issues I was having with my machine (including the slow launch of pI) was due to a bad install on the Win7 OS.
Re-installed (correctly selecting Custom instead of Upgrade - so it's a new clean install, rather than a patch on Vista) and everything works well.