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Quick Tips: More Windows Startup speed tipsSome alternative ways to speed up Startup in Windows Vista and Windows XP.
[ music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Hi, I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com with a quick tip to speed up start up in Windows. Now I've shown you how to use msconfig to do this, but some rather passionate emailers advocate a different way. So let's show you two ways to do it in XP and in Vista. We'll start with Vista. The anti-spyware program Windows Defender, has added a pretty spiffy way to control what programs start up, but you have to run Defender for it to work. Go to the Windows button, click on control panel. Find programs. Click on change start up programs. Now you're in the software explorer. The programs that run on start up are listed to the left. Highlight a program you no longer wish to start, then press remove. As you can see, Defender has loads of info about the programs however, once you remove a program from the list, it's gone. MSCONFIG lets you add the program back if you need to. Now for the XP alternative to msconfig. You'll need to download start up control panel from www.MLIN.net. Once it's installed, go to the start menu, choose settings, then control panel. Find start up. Under start up are the programs in the start up menu. Under HKLM, are programs set to launch from the registry. Other programs are in other tabs. Uncheck any you don't want. I like start up control panel because it gives you more views at once than msconfig. That's it. Putting the quick into Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com. ^M00:01:31 [ music ]