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Slow something is running in the backround slowing my computer, where do i start to look to see what it is?

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Go to task bar and see thier running application.typr clt+alt+tab for task bar.

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Hold down the CTRL ALT and DEL buttons and that would pull up the task manager. You can see in there what is running and turn it off temporarily but there is a better way.

Once you do that, you can click on the start button and click on RUN. In that box type in MSCONFIG and press enter that will bring you into the system configuation utility. Click on the startup tab and everything in the list with a checkmark besides it loads up when you boot up into windows. You uncheck any box you want and it will keep those programs from loading up when you turn on the computer.

After you uncheck what you want, then click on APPLY and then OK and let the computer restart and it should run a bit faster.

Try these out and it should speed up your computer and it will be easier to do things.


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