Saturday, December 15, 2012

How to edit, add, or remove Startup programs in Windows

Does your computer take forever to boot up during startup? Your start up programs might be too many that some of them are unnecessary and it is taking too much time to startup. The good news is that you can easily edit these startup program items to speed up your startup time. The procedure is so easy and it takes only a few clicks. Follow the steps below and notice a remarkable improvement on your computer's boot up time. It's gonna startup faster!

How to edit Startup programs in Windows:

1. Click Start.
2. Press Run.
3. Type msconfig.
4. On the System Configuration Utility window, click Startup.
5. Update your start up programs by either checking or unchecking the Startup items. Confirm the start up program by looking at the Command column and check the path where and which program it is pointing.
6. Click Apply.
7. Click Close.
8. Restart computer. If you select this option, the settings for the startup programs will be effective immediately after you restart. If you choose Exit Without Restart, settings will not be effective until you restart your computer.

How to edit startup programs in Windows: (method 2)

1. Click Start button.
2. All Programs.
3. Startup.
4. Open the Startup folder and delete or add shortcuts of start up programs.

How to edit Startup programs in Windows: (method 3)

There are a number of free and paid versions of Windows cleaning, utility, and optimization programs that allow you to edit, add, remove, enable or disable startup programs installed in your computer.

You can also edit startup programs by means of editing the Windows Registry (regedit), but this is not recommended as you can accidentally add or delete sensitive registry entries that can be harmful to Windows performance, or worse, lead to computer malfunction and failure.

When installing programs in Windows, check the startup preferences, and you can choose whether to start it when Windows starts or simply uncheck the option. Remember, the more startup programs, the slower your computer startup time will be.

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