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Windows can load quicker when you disable programs you don't need at start-up. Plus, stop Msconfig from opening automatically when Windows starts.
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.
Windows 7's startup time can be snappy with the right storage technology, and this should improve with Ultrabooks due later this year.
Choose which drives, folders, and files Windows' built-in search function indexes.
This component of Vista's Windows Defender security program makes disabling auto-start apps a breeze.
Give your system more oomph by disabling the services that Windows activates automatically, whether or not you actually need them.
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.
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.
Natali Del Conte from CNET TV's Loaded joined us to chat about the Webbys, the New York tech scene and more.
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