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  1. kwill

    kwill Thread Starter

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    When I start up Windows, it takes quite a long time for it to settle down - when I open task manager (alt,ctrl,del) there are loads of unneccessary things running. I can end them all (except explorer) and my Pc still functions properly.
    Is there a way I can stop them from starting at...startup?
    They are not really a problem, but I think they might be causing it to run slower than it could be going? am i right or wrong?


    Thanks
    K
     
  2. kwill

    kwill Thread Starter

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    This should have gone in software really shouldn't it???
    Oh well.
     
  3. bopdude

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    hi , the answer, you need to runmsconfig fromthe ,start \ run menu, once in msconfig select the right hand tab, "stsrt up "
    from there you will see a list of all programs that start up as you power up. untick the programs that are not needed ( personal choice ) leave explorer and system files, you will then be prompted to restart, as a test of speed improvment try restarting before the changes and time it, make changes and time again.

    good luck
     
  4. kwill

    kwill Thread Starter

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    thanks very much bopdude,
    it started up alot quicker after I unchecked all those boxes.
    Thanks!
    K
     
  5. bopdude

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    glad to be of service:)
     
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