Disable unnecessary startup programs to improve PC speed
If you’re asking yourself “how do I make my computer faster?” One of the top solutions is to reduce the number of programs running on your system. Every application running on the computer impacts on the available system resources. A few programs are necessary, but many more are unnecessary and run every time the computer starts-up.
I recommend finding out what programs startup when your computer boots and disable any unnecessary programs from starting. There are multiple methods you can use to adjust what programs startup:
- Edit the registry. (not recommended)
- A tool called ‘MSCONFIG’ comes pre-installed in all windows computers which can be used to edit startup programs. (Installed on Win 98/XP/Vista/Win7)
- 3rd party application that do all the hardwork such as Tuneup Utilities, System Mechanic and Startup Faster 3.3, MSConfig Cleanup 1.2 and Startup Delayer.
Certain startup programs should not be disabled as they perform vital windows operating system functions – so if they are disabled it will cause system instability and or other problems. It is highly recommend you don’t disable any programs from starting up unless you know exactly what they are and do.
To find out what programs do:
- Google the programs name or use the below links;
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