slow performnce

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by bcpinker, Aug 17, 2007.

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    bcpinker Guest

    How do I stop some programs from opening automatically when I start up my
    bcpinker, Aug 17, 2007
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    bcpinker Guest

    Thank you for your answer. I can see the programs that are opening but I am
    not sure how to make the changes to have some of them not open at start up.
    bcpinker, Aug 17, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Go into the program's settings/options/preferences and disable anything that
    allows it to load when the system starts. If that fails, run msconfig from
    the start/search line and disable (uncheck) it on the startup tab.
    Rick Rogers, Aug 17, 2007
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    Ronnievdl Guest

    In Windows Defender, select the program you want to remove from the startup
    list, and click the Remove button on the bottom right.
    Changing startup programs that run for all users requires administrator
    previleges, so the Remove button is disabled, you have to click on "Show for
    all users".
    Ronnievdl, Aug 17, 2007

  5. On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
    Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
    actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
    option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
    work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
    uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.

    However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
    running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
    you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
    you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
    others have no effect on performance.

    Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
    is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
    the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can get
    more information about these at If you can't find it there,
    try google searches and ask about specifics here.

    Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
    decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Aug 17, 2007
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