Manage Startup Programs on your PC

Written by Tech84 on May 14, 2011

A lot of startup programs slowing down your PC’s booting time? Here’s a simple trick to speed up your PC’s startup.

Windows has a built in special tool called the “Microsoft System Configuration Utility” or simply “MSCONFIG.” It helps you manage the programs that loads up whenever you turn on your computer, giving you the option to turn off programs that are set to automatically load up whenever you start up your computer. You can turn off some of that programs at startup to help speed up your computer.


Its actually very simple, just go to Run -> type msconfig -> Enter -> then click on the “startup” tab.

From there you can uncheck the programs you do not want to automatically load up whenever you startup your computer. You should be careful not to uncheck any essential programs that windows need to be running to avoid crashing. Make sure you know what programs you will be disabling at startup.

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6 Responses to “Manage Startup Programs on your PC”

  1. Toji says:

    I always disable all those useless stuff at startup like yahoo messenger, iTunes and daemon tools.

  2. Tech84 says:

    True, these apps are a big factor for slowing down boot times on your PC especially on slower machines.

  3. Joan says:

    Great info! I disabled yahoo messenger and a lot of other useless apps during startup and my PC seems to run a lot faster during startup now.

  4. Mac says:

    You can also use CCleaner

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