I've recently installed WinEdt 7.0 and Miktex 2.9 on a new computer. But now when I attempt to compile a latex file, there is a delay of about 20 seconds before the compilation process begins (and the log file appears). The compilation process itself seems to be reasonably fast.
The first thing to appear (before the delay in question) is
Command Line: latex.exe--src --interaction=errorstopmode --synctex=-1 "name-of-file.tex" Startup folder:C:\Latex files
then (after I've finished my espresso)
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1-40.13 (MikTeX 2.9)...
followed by the rest of the log file.
Many thanks in advance.