Clean uninstalled 6.1.744.001 (how to accomplish, see the other thread elesewhere), double checked several folders (as advised elsewhere) and wiped out registry eventually. Booted up.
Installed zap 7.0.408, booted up, set up ZAP to my needs, booted-up again -- and surprisingly both start-up and shut-down times seems to be ok, well, not as fast as without ZAP though, but ok IMO. Start-up time is a bit slower than with zap 6.1 though.
! Note, I do not use either ZAP's antivir monitoring nor ZAP's anti-spyware features here !
Regarding RAM usage of 7.0 comparing to 6.1, vsmon.exe of version 7.0.408 increased both working set and WS private but it's kind of lower for those sets on zlclient.exe.
approx. (!) working set // WS private on 6.1.744.001
vsmon :: 18.6 MB // 15.5 MB
zlclient :: 6.9 MB // 3.2 MB
approx. (!) working set // WS private on 7.0.408.000
vsmon :: 22.7 MB // 17.4 MB
zlclient :: 5.5 MB // 2.5 MB
Fair enough! Enjoy zap 7.0.408 :-)
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro