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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How to Change Programs at Windows Startup

One of the main reasons why your Windows takes so long to boot when you switch it is due to the number of programs that run at system startup and this is the place for you to identify and disable them. In Windows operating systems, certain Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs are initiated during startup. Often, users will need to modify the startup process to stop the loading of some TSR programs. A Windows utility program, the System Configuration Utility (msconfig), is provided with each operating system installation. This utility will enable the user to modify the Windows startup process and the programs initiated during this process.

Steps to change programs at windows startup

• Click the "Start" button on the Windows desktop.

• Select the "Run" option.

• Type "msconfig" into the Run input box.

• Click "OK." A window with five tabs will appear.

• Click the "Startup" tab. A list of programs with checkboxes will appear.

• Uncheck each unneeded startup program. By using the msconfig utility, changes made to the startup process may be easily reversed.

• Reboot the computer. Windows will now start only the TSR programs specified with the configuration utility.

Many of you may have already have your hands on Windows 7 and must be exploring it. Waiting for your Windows to shut down completely can be a frustrating if you want the shutdown time to be much faster than what it is now read our blog “How to speed up shutdown time in windows 7”

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