Deselect The “Check for updates on startup” in Tools --> Options --> Envoronment - General secion. At least for me this allows TDP to launch immediately compared to typically 20 second wait times on splash screen when checking for updates.
Yes, the default is to have this selected. I didn’t realize it would make that much difference in start up time. We will look at move that look up to a later idle event that would not affect the start up time. I entered CR108542 for this.