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#1 davislove

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:39 PM

I was told that if i use start>run, and type msconfig then uncheck all the boxes in the services tab that would shut down the unneeded background programs. I also see a start up tab and was wondering if he ddid not make a mistake and meant the startup one instead?


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#2 Budapest

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:10 AM

It's not a good idea to use msconfig in the way you describe. It's more used for temporary diagnostic checking. I certainly would not recommend unchecking all the services - your computer may no longer boot if you do that.

You can use the startup tab of msconfig to see what runs when your computer boots and to identify any unneeded programs, but it is better to disable them from within the actual program itself.
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#3 jgweed

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:14 AM

Read this for other ways to improve your computer's performance:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

Cheers,
John
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