Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
One of the great
things about our operating systems today is the automated processes that
take place in the background. These processes make many programs run
faster and make them easier to use. However, this feature can also use
resources on programs that you may never use. Some programs use auto
updates or even schedulers to regularly check for updates, is this
necessary? Not really. I often suggest to people to remove unwanted or
unused processes from startup. This can be more difficult than it sounds
as there are often many items in the startup that are unknown to most
users. I now have a solution to this problem. You can go to http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php this is the largest and most in-depth
list of startup items I have ever seen. At first the list will seem very
intimidating it is very large. However, once you get started it goes
quickly. You can search alphabetically on the site so don't panic. If
you run across an entry that is not listed try google and do a search
for it. Follow the instructions below to view and disable startup
processes. Although it can be time consuming I suggest you check every
one of your startup entries and verify if they are in fact necessary. The speed increase is worth the time spent
and you may even find hidden malware
or viruses you didn't know were there.
In run line or
search box (depending on OS) type "msconfig" hit enter.
Configuration Utility should open.
Select Startup tab
Here you will be able
to view and disable\enable startup items. After verifying all startup
items you will need to reboot for the changes to take affect. When
windows reloads you will get a message that will tell you the startup
configuration has been changed and how to change it back. Select the
check box in lower left corner "Do not show this message again" to make
this go away. If at anytime after you have made changes you have
problems with an application simply go back to "Msconfig" and enable the
applications startup process. Following these instructions could
significantly speed up your system.
Posted by RIO GLEN... on
Apr 29, 2016 | Computers & Internet
May 24, 2014 | Hayward H-series Electronic Gas Pool...
Mar 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Oct 19, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet
Jul 16, 2009 | IBM Computers & Internet
873 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!