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Clear unwanted apps from Windows' Startup list

Windows can load quicker when you disable programs you don't need at start-up. Plus, stop Msconfig from opening automatically when Windows starts.

By January 10, 2008


Remove unnecessary autostart apps that won't go away

Some programs sneak onto Windows XP's start-up list--and stay there--regardless of whether you need them. Here's how to make certain applications start up only when you need them.

By April 21, 2008


Windows 7 startup time will get faster too

Windows 7's startup time can be snappy with the right storage technology, and this should improve with Ultrabooks due later this year.

By September 10, 2011


Fine-tune Vista's indexing options

Choose which drives, folders, and files Windows' built-in search function indexes.

By October 1, 2008


Software Explorer keeps unneeded apps from auto-starting

This component of Vista's Windows Defender security program makes disabling auto-start apps a breeze.

By April 22, 2008


Speed up Windows XP and Vista by turning off unnecessary services

Give your system more oomph by disabling the services that Windows activates automatically, whether or not you actually need them.

By January 9, 2008


Developers, do you really need to autorun programs in Windows?

Just because you install some piece of software doesn't mean you want it running all the time. Applications developers should think twice about helping themselves to starting up.

By June 1, 2012


Seven useful Windows 7 tips and tricks

Tweaking Windows settings and using keyboard shortcuts can enhance the Windows experience. We'll show you seven useful tips and tricks to help you get more out of Windows 7.

By November 9, 2011


CNET Live - Episode 59

Natali Del Conte from CNET TV's Loaded joined us to chat about the Webbys, the New York tech scene and more.

By June 19, 2008


My fight with Amazon Unbox

My fight with Amazon Unbox

By September 8, 2006