Once you have been using Windows Vista for some time, applications you install will start to tag items on to your Windows startup list. Some of these applications aren't needed and will only serve to slow your PC down. You can find a list of many possible applications in our [URL="https://www.winvistatips.com/filedb.php"]File Database[/URL].\n \nThis article isn't intended to explain which startup programs are not needed (as there are thousands), but if you know which application you wish to stop from automatically starting up then follow the steps below.\n \nLaunch "[B]msconfig[/B]" from the run menu (press [B]WINDOWS KEY + R[/B] to access this):\n \n[CENTER][ATTACH]33.vB[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n \nSelect the [B]Startup[/B] tab in the MSConfig application. This will list everything that loads when Windows Vista first starts up. Unticking items from this list and clicking [B]OK[/B] will prevent them from loading the next time:\n \n[CENTER][ATTACH]34.vB[/ATTACH][/CENTER]\n \nIf you accidentally prevent something from loading that you need, simply repeat the process but tick the box you wish to activate.