Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to change what programs run at Start-up

How & why to change what programs run at “start-up” when you turn your computer on..Many of the programs installed on your computer, automatically “RUN” as soon as we start our computer each time and stay running the entire time our computer is on – Most run with or without our permission and can slow our computer down considerably…

We can control which programs run and which don’t when we start-up our computer and it’s easy to do this… When you want to see what is running at Start-Up, Open your Start Menu (Windows Flag Key) and you can then modify ~ add or delete ~ the programs in your Microsoft Configuration Utility…
  • Open the Start Menu (either click on Start or the Windows Icon, or Tap your Windows Flag Key on the keyboard)
  • At the bottom of the start menu, type "msconfig" into the search bar.
  • Press "Enter" and then open the "Startup" tab of the window that appears. Programs that run at startup have checks next to their listing.
  • Uncheck the boxes next to programs you don't want to run at startup.
  • Check the boxes next to programs that you do want to run at startup.
  • Click "Apply" and "OK."

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