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wasillaresident

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I suspect there are a lot of "stuff" running in the background of my computer that I never use. What is the safest way to reduce the unwanted background stuff?
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Use msconfig to control Startup programs

This is a good tutorials on using msconfig in Vista and Windows 7:
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button. Enable just your Anti-virus software.

Click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button. Again, enable just your Anti-virus software.

Click Apply then OK.
Reboot.

See how things are. If all okay then you're done. If not go back into maconfig and enable Startup and Service items you fell you need.
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Thank you!!
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Please let me know how you make out.
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