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Using msconfig

Optimize Startup In Windows

In this tutorial, I'll be writing about optimizing startup in Windows.

There are several ways to do this.
1) Using Startup Lite by the MBAM team.
2) Using MSConfig

Using Startup Lite

For the everyday novice computer user, I recommend Startup Lite as there is less chance of damaging the system. Startup Lite can be downloaded here

It's a really simple stand alone tool. Just download it and run it (Vista and 7 users, you will need to right click > Run As Administrator, just to be sure you REALLY want to run this, yay for UAC right?)

Double click it to open it, everything should be ticked on "Disable", hit continue, all of what is listed is unnecessary on startup, and you will need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

Using MSConfig

This option is for more advanced users; Startup Lite doesn't show EVERYTHING on startup, where as MSConfig does.

To open MSConfig, click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:


Once the configuration utility opens, go into the Startup tab. Untick anything that's not needed (pretty much everything aside from your antivirus), see my screenshot below taken from my machine.

If you are a more advanced user and know your way around Windows, you can even go into the Services tab and untick any unnecessary services from startup.
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