Speeding up your XP: Disabling unwanted programs at startup

You probably need only half the programs that have been set to be loaded at startup. Having too many programs drastically slows down your startup. It's very easy to specify which ones you want to start automatically. It's wise to leave all the anti virus and system tools.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Go to Run from the Start menu
  • Open "msconfig" (without the quotes!) and click OK
  • In the windows that opens, choose the Startup tab
  • Make your choices by unchecking the programs you don't need to load at startup
  • Hit OK and restart your PC.
  • After starting a box appears. Check the option that the dialog box won't display at restart.
That's all!

Check back tomorrow for the next part, display settings.

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