Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Sometimes windows loads unwanted apps in the background and it takes longer and longer to get to your desktop. Try disabling any or all unwanted apps from loading when you start Windows. Its really very easy, all you have to do is 1. goto your start menu and find the run command. Type "msconfig" without the quotations. A screen will pop up and you will see a menu named start up. In this window is a list of all applications that are starting in the background while windows boots. All you have to do now is go through and uncheck the apps you dont want to start the next time you restart WIndows. Just be careful and dont disable something important like your internet connection or Antivirus software. Pretty basic stuff!
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Disabling GUI files to speed up the
1 Click Start and type MSCONFIG in the
search box. Press enter.
2 When the system configuration loads,
click Boot tab.
3 Locate the No GUI tab and check it.
4 Click OK to close the configuration
5 A smaller window may pop up asking if
you would like to re boot your computer now or later.
Close any open files and click Yes.
When your computer restarts, the System
Configuration tool may load, notifying you of the change.
Click the box "Don't show this
Reboot your computer and a second or so
will be saved as the system no longer has to load unwanted pictures.
Windows 7 is similar to Vista as the
programme files are loaded in parallel, unlike older versions that
loaded in series. Thereby saving boot time.
Another save is to disable Windows Home
Page Sound. That will stop the system from loading up to 600k of
1 In control panel select Sound. Click
on Sounds tab.
2 Uncheck "Play Windows Startup
Disabling unwanted hardware devices
will save processing power allowing more power for other more
important tasks like math processing of formulae, (Games!).
1 Click the Start Menu, type
Devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2 When Devmgmt.msc has loaded browse
through your devices.
3 Devices that you don't often or ever
use can be disabled by Right Clicking the device name and selecting
4 To re enable the Device, repeat the
last line and select Enable.
This can save an awful lot of
processing and therefore time loading programmes that you want, not
rubbish that is not required.
Disabling unwanted Fonts.
Windows loads over 130 diferent fontsw
when it starts up. Only a handful are used. On a regular basis.
Go to the font directory, copy it to a
USB stick or CD in case you require any that you remove by mistake
and place them back where you got them from. Adobe uses some odd
I recommend keeping:
Segoe, Calibri Common, Veranda, Arial,
Trebuchet, Tahoma, Times New Roma and Ms Sans Serif. Be sure to
keep the variants of those fonts.
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