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Deleting Start Up Menu Applications

by showcasetoys / February 27, 2005 7:28 AM PST

I have read that your PC will start up faster by deleting applications from the start up menu. Does this have any effect on the programs or does it just disable them from starting at boot up ? My system operates using Windows XP

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Deselect option to load at Startup
by Dick Humfrey / March 1, 2005 6:35 AM PST

Most modern programs have an option where you can select to load at Windows Startup. Use that option if it has it to stop it loading up then.
It only stands to reason the less you have loading at startup the quicker the system will load up.

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RE: Deleting Start Up Menu Applications
by caktus / March 1, 2005 11:38 AM PST

I would suggest leaving anti-virus, firewalls, n' such enabled no matter what.

Here's a searchable list of startup programs and wich are safe to disable or why you might want to keep enabled. Some startup program descriptions have links to more info online. If you need to know about a program that is not listed you can "Search it" on Google n' such.

Click here to download list of start-up programs.

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by dagger906 / March 4, 2005 6:07 AM PST

Spyware S&D in advanced mode lists your startup programs and allow you to disable them.

Realize, however, that many programs, like AIM, automatically adds itself to startup list as soon as the program begins to run. If you removed it, and then used AIM afterwards, it'll just start up next time like nothing's been changed.

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