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Startup Items In Vista

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:37 AM

I purchased a system with windows vista installed. I would like to know which items i can disable from starting up using the msconfig command to improve my systems performance without causing an application or the sytem not to perform properly.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:47 AM

Please do not use msconfig to control your startups. It's designed to be a troubleshooting tool, not a permanent solution.

That being said, you can open Windows Defender, select the Tools menu, then select Software Explorer. This will allow you to disable startup items easily.

Another alternative (but a bit more complicated) is the free Autoruns program from SysInternals: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
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