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Disable Startup Programs to Make Windows Boot FasterDisable Startup Programs to Make Windows Boot Faster

Here's how to make your PC start faster.

Brian Burgess

July 6, 2011

1 Min Read

If you're annoyed at how long Windows takes to start up, here's a tip to improve boot time. Just disable unnecessary programs from starting.

In Vista and Windows 7 click Start and type: msconfig Hit Enter. In Windows XP head to Start >> Run and type: msconfig Hit Enter. Then, in the System Configuration window, click the Startup tab and uncheck the programs you don't need and click OK. If you haven't done this before, you'll see quite a few programs in the list. If you're not sure what they are -- look them up on Google. Restart your system and you'll see it boot much faster. Speed is always a good thing.

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