Open up your Start Menu
, and click on Run
In the box that appears, type msconfig
, then look at the top to the very last tab (on the far right), where it says Startup
. Click on that.
There you have every process and program that runs when you log onto Windows. Simply uncheck the things you don't want running when you first start-up. HOWEVER
, be careful as to what you uncheck. Items such as security programs, mouse/keyboard programs, wireless objects, etc.... should probably remain enabled.
For future reference, most programs give you a choice whether to run them at logon or not. Check the options screens for the programs that boot in the beginning. Many of them have the "run at startup" option, or most ask you if you would like to run them at startup when you first install the programs.
Edited by Heretic Monkey, 14 August 2006 - 11:01 PM.