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How To Disable Startup Items When Using MSCONFIG

Applicable To...

All Windows Versions [except Windows 95 and Windows 2000]


Your computer takes longer than usual to start and to reach the Desktop. You may be receiving errors that are associated with low memory.


To see how to solve this problem please view the flash movie below.


Disabling items that are configured to start when Windows starts is an easy way of freeing up valuable memory. You will more than likely find that your computer starts quicker and you will be reaching your desktop faster than you were before. Please make sure you understand exactly what it is you are disabling. Generally speaking you can disable all items with the exception of Antivirus and Firewall software.

For a list on startup items please take a look at the Startup Applications List

If you are running Windows 95 or Windows 2000 then please take a look at Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel

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