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Start up i have a hp paivlion desktop, with vista home home edition, after i sign in it seems start up is very slow. i go to start up items but im not sure which things to x out for start up

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Open the programs folder, make a new folder called dontStart.
Open the folder called startup.
Move everything from startup to dontStart.
Now, you have prevented all that stuff from starting but you still have the ability to start it if you decide you want to, and can easily move items back to startup if you want them to start at system boot.
Also, programs can be started from the registry and appear in the system tray in the lower right corner of your screen (like some of the startup programs). The best way to prevent them from starting is to right click, or open their window and go into the options or preferences, whatever name they choose for options, and tell it not to load at startup.
If you change your mind you can manually start the programs and re-check the startup option.
What you want running is up to you, but you probably don't need much more than the volume control, antivirus, clock and whatever else you feel the need to have a constant presence of. The more that runs, the slower it gets.
Personally, my computer policy is: Boot up and sit there with little to nothing more than the operating system. I will tell you what programs to run. I do not want my environment dictated to me. Lean, clean, and fast.
Bottom line: What runs is up to you. Go through each item, figure out what it is doing and make a decision. Rather than deleting anything (which can cause serious problems) stop programs from running by checking or unchecking boxes in their options or by moving their shortcuts out of the startup folder. This allows you to change your mind.

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Do you have many softwares installed? If so disable starting those programs during start up. Try "Advanced System Optimizer---vista edition" for tweaking your OS and PC...sodeep

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