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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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I have motorola defy. I connected to gprs service .since every internet app using the data my browser surfing too slow. How to disable the background data usage.


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My N73 is very slow. What is the remedy?

May be too many apps running in the background?
A factory reset will definitely help but do a backup before you reset.

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booting up n performance drops, what can i do to boost up system?

A common problem!
Try these tips if you are Win7 or Vista. Some will work in XP also.

Disabling GUI files to speed up the boot process.

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 tool.

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 message again".

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 unwanted noise.

1 In control panel select Sound. Click on Sounds tab.

2 Uncheck "Play Windows Startup Sound"

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 Dissable.

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 fonts sometimes!

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.


Dec 19, 2010 | HP Pavilion ze4300 Notebook

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Pc restarts

You have to give your PC time to start-up.. When you first log in to windows, your PC is starting multiple applications that take up memory and processor usage. These programs run in the background after they have been started. So while they are starting and killing your memory and processor, you try and load a game that wants to use all that processor and memory..but it is already getting used by your start-up applications. So your PC is 'overloaded', usually this only makes your PC slow, very slow, for a period of time until those programs are no longer using up resources.

My suggestion... wait a few minutes after you turn it on, before playing a game.... or get more memory and/or a faster processor...

or you could stop some of those app's from running at startup... but giving it a few minutes to 'start-up' is the best solution.

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