Stop Unwanted Programs from Starting on Windows 7 / Vista

Speed up windows 7 boot by Stoping un-wanted programs from starting. Over time as you install more and more software you may start to notice that it takes longer and longer for your computer to startup. This is probably because many applications these days hook into your Windows Startup process and automatically load up each time you start your computer.

To Disable Start-up Programs / Applications In Windows:

1. Click the Start Menu Orb then in the search box Type msconfig and Press Enter or Click the msconfig.exe program link.

2. From the System Configuration, Click Startup tab and then Uncheck the program boxes that you would like to prevent from starting when Windows starts.  Click OK to save changes when you are done.

3. Now that you’ve saved changes Restart Windows and the selected programs should no longer automatically start up.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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