How can I manage my startup entries??Whenever I boot my machine no. of application gets launched which makes my PC run slow.some of these programs are not easily noticed.How can I manage these programs?
Remove them from the registry key /hklm/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run and /hkcu/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run
You can also disable start up entries with msconfig. However, both of these tools assume that you know what your doing, and it's possible to write off your system if you don't and your not sufficiently cautious
7th December 2003
Or look for a freeware called autoruns. It'll list everything loaded at startup and you can easily disable things you dislike.
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25th July 2005
Moved to Tech Area. MrFancypants reply is the simplest solution for you and less likely to mess up windows. that said some programs have a options menu where you can select or deselect "Run on windows start" So you should have a look at what is running and check that first ;)
Well with msconfig as long as he ignores the "services", "tools" & "boot" section (unless he knows what he is doing) and knows what programs he doesn't want to run at Startup he should be fine.
On Vista/7 you could just go to Start>Type "msconfig" into the search bar>Press Enter>Go to Startup and deselect the programs you don't want to start at Windows launch.
On XP its Start>Run>Msconfig>same as above.
Whenver windows are loading, a lot of services and other processes are just starting up/loading in the background.Some makes there startup entry whenever a new program is installed.All this leads to make ur PC run slow.Speed of PC can b increased by managing your startup progrms using startup manager of an application.I have used one application "Advanced System Optmizer".You can use its startupmanager , it helps me managing my startup program.You can download it from cnet
I take what n0e says way too seriously
19th November 2007
You can also use Windows Defender if you can find the right menu (Windows Defender has a terrible UI, but does have a nice boot software manager)