Microsoft Windows XP - Boot Up More Quickly By Ditching Unnecessary Startup Programs


To speed up your system, you should remove unnecessary programs from the Startup list. These programs add to boot time because Windows needs to load each one.


To use MSCONFIG to prevent startup programs:


  1. Select Start | Run, type msconfig in the Open text box, and click OK to open the MSCONFIG utility.
  2. Select the Startup tab.
  3. Deselect the check box for all the programs you don't want to run at boot up. Click OK.

Your next boot up should run more smoothly, as will your system after boot up.

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