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#1 Raker

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:28 PM

Does anyone know of a registry edit that allows the windows logon screen to show up faster? A guy I worked with a few years ago showed me 2 sections to edit in the registry that makes XP boot to the logon screen quicker. I do not remember what it was and thought maybe this would be the place to field that question.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:37 PM

Hi,
I do know what you are talking about, however there are many people that have edited the reigstry and did alot of harm to there computer rather than good.
I suggust you take a look at what process that run at startup, and disable some that you don't need.
you can also look at your task manager and see if there is any program that hogs up resources.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 09:42 PM

Thanks for your response. :thumbsup: I am a little gun shy making registry changes on a whim or off of a hunch. I would take your advice but I am not that experienced with computers and trying to determine what process is not needed seems more difficult than being fluent in Apache.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:41 PM

Click the tab at the top of the page, labeled Startup List, and you'll be able to check out the programs you have running at startup.
The list will tell you if the program needs to run at startup, doesn't need to run at startup, or is optional (users choice).
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:23 AM

Also have a look at this pinned topic at the top of the XP forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:35 PM

Click the tab at the top of the page, labeled Startup List, and you'll be able to check out the programs you have running at startup.
The list will tell you if the program needs to run at startup, doesn't need to run at startup, or is optional (users choice).
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Agreed, to find out what's running on your machine on startup, you can go to Start>run>msconfig.
Go to the startup tab and search each item in the Bleepingcomputer startup database and see if its needed or not.
If its not needed just simply uncheck the box and click apply and then restart your computer.
Good luck :thumbsup:

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