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How can I get rid of some programs that start when I start my Windows XP Pro. They make my computer take too long to start Windows, then they appear in the Task Bar on the bottom right.
If I delete these programs from the start-up, will my computer boot faster? Thanks
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Hey, taking things off the start up will make it go a bit faster, depending on what you take off, try not taking off the important things like anti-viruses. You can do this by going to the 'run' command and typing in "msconfig" then goto "startup", do not remove things from services that your not sure of. You will see on the startup tab that there are a few entrys, just deselect the one's you do not want. The other was of doing this is you can use your "spybot - search and destroy" (There are many other programs too, eg. Ccleaner,ect) open spybot and goto to "mode" at on the menu bar, and change to "advanced" then you should see a couple of tabs on the left hand side. select "tools" and then "system startup", you will find the startup entrys here. Spybot gives a bit more informations about the startup entry. I hope this helped. :tazz:
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