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Is there a utility to view and change windows start up programs? I want to remove few programs to speed up windows boot.

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Start>Run
Type "msconfig"
Click the Startup tab
Uncheck what you don't need

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Go to Start -> run 7 type msconfig.
Go to the startup tab and you can unclick all programs you do not need in your startup.
Hope this helps.

Thanks & Good luck!

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Many people ask about Windows boot times and how to make your boot time shorter. This is a quick tip about how to eliminate some of the unneeded or unnecessary items from your Windows XP/Vista/7 boot time.

First, make sure that you are logged in with Administrator privileges.

Next, Click the Start Button (Windows logo button in Vista and 7) and then click Run. (In Vista and 7 you can just type into the search box under the Start button). Type "msconfig" (without the quote marks) and then click OK or press enter.

In the System Configuration Utility, click the Startup Tab and deselect all of the items. In the Services tab, check the box for Hide all Microsoft Services and then disable all the other items.

Now, you will need to reboot your computer after applying those changes and time the boot up. If the time is dramatically faster, then it is likely that one or more of the items in the Startup Utility are causing the lag in boot time.

Go back into MSCONFIG and go to the services tab. Re-Check a few items, apply the settings and reboot. MAKE SURE TO WRITE DOWN WHICH ITEMS YOU'VE RE-CHECKED. Now time the boot up process again. Continue this process of re-booting, timing, going into msconfig and checking a few items back, and rebooting and timing until you find the items that add significant time to your boot up process.

Once you've found those items that are adding time to your boot time, you will need to determine if the item is one you can leave unchecked - or if it is something that you may need to run during startup. If it is a critical program, you can try to get it to boot quicker by reinstalling the program or seeing if an update to the program will fix the issue.

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If your pc is taking ages to start up , then follow this advise to speed things along and get you going faster.

1. Uninstall Old Programs and Stop Unwanted Services From Starting.

The main culprit making a PC slow to boot is programs. If you have programs installed on your computer that you are no longer using , you should remove them.
These programs often have background processes running which not only uses your RAM but also takes time to load at start up.

A useful program I found is Tune Up Utilities. This program has a feature called start up manager which will allow you to stop unwanted programs from starting up when you turn on your PC. Not only that , but the software also identifies programs and processes which you should keep running. A free trail version is available HERE.

You can also do this in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by going to run in your start screen and typing in msconfig. Then go to the start up tab and deselect everything you don't want to have start when you start your computer.

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If your run command is not visible , go to command prompt and type in msconfig.

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You know that page with the animation? That takes forever right? You can actually remove it without much trouble and it will save about 10 seconds on your start up time. Here's what you do.

Go to run in your start screen and type in msconfig.
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This will cut the animation getting the computer to start faster. If you have a duel boot system , you can also set the timeout for that menu by making the timeout 3 seconds instead of 30 seconds.

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You may also want to defragment the registry. Open Tune Up Utilities and select all functions under the first window called "maintain system" and select "defragment registry".


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This will also help a little for system performance and start up time.

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The bios by default contain some options that are redundant and can be switched off to save on start up time. For instance :


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  • Select Quick boot or "do not check memory"
  • If you are using a graphics card , disable the on board as it's only using memory.
Following these few steps should save you about 30-45 seconds on start up and improve overall system performance.

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