Thursday, 12 April 2007
Remember when you first installed Windows XP on your computer? Think back to how quickly startup was. Your desktop would be fully loaded and ready for you in mere seconds. How long does it take to startup now??
For most people, the slowness is due to multiple programs and services running in the background at boot time. These programs and services compound over time as you install more and more software and utilities onto your computer. Thinking about formatting and reloading?? Don't stick the XP installation disk in the drive tray just yet...
Startup Control Panel is a control panel applet that lets you specify what programs run when your computer starts up. Once installed, it appears under Control Panel in Windows. By clicking on the various tab you can see what programs run at start up. You can then right-click on each entry and disable what you don't need.
Get it here
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