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MSCONFIG & Startup

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: MSCONFIG & Startup Reply with quote

Many of us have programs running at startup that we don't need to have running and one way to stop these unnecessary startups is to use MSCONFIG >

In Windows XP Click start > Run > type msconfig . click OK > click startup tab now untick any programs you don't want to start at startup > click apply > OK > reboot. - You will see a message tick "don't show message again", click OK

In Windows Vista click on the Vista start icon in the bottom left corner of your screen, type MSCONFIG in the search box and then either press enter on your keyboard or double-click on the MSCONFIG program that appears in the search results, to prevent you from accidentally making changes that could destabilise your computer, Vista asks you for permission to continue. You may see a box asking you to key in your computer's administrator user name and password if you're already logged into Vista as an administrator, you may see a box asking you if you would like to continue Once you have successfully passed through Microsoft's User Account Control "if you use it" Vista will launch Microsoft's System Configuration Utility.
Click on the Startup tab, this takes you to a page with a list of "startup items." Startup items are programs that are automatically loaded every time you turn on your computer, some startup programs are absolutely necessary, others are simply a waste of RAM !. Decide what you want to turn off and untick its box on the left click apply then OK.
In Windows Vista, all of Windows' essential programs are loaded through something called "Windows Services." This means that most of the startup items you see in Vista are completely optional and can be turned off, however, a good rule of thumb is to disable only those programs that you recognise and don't need to have running all the time. When in doubt, leave it on Wink
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