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How to Disable Startup Programs in Microsoft Windows 7

June 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

Do you care giving your Microsoft Windows 7 PC a boost in terms of speed and performance? Despite that Microsoft Windows 7 has been designed for faster boot time and higher performance, it may not live up to your expectations due to various reasons. Startup programs are one among those reasons that affect Microsoft Windows 7's speed. These programs automatically load themselves when you start your computer. Not necessarily that you will need all these programs to run your computer. So, you can disable them easily. This Microsoft Windows 7 support tutorial explains how you can disable programs on startup to perk up your Windows 7 computer's speed as well as functioning.

Step 1

Click the Start button and point to Control Panel. From the Control Panel window, click System and Security and then navigate to Administrative Tools, System Configuration. If prompted, enter your admin password and click the Continue button. Alternatively, you can click the Start button and type 'msconfig' (without quotes) in the Start Search box. Do not hit the Enter key and look in the search results.

Step 2

You will see the msconfig.exe file. Right-click the file and select Run as administrator. If prompted, type your admin password and click the Continue button. When in the System Configuration window, click the Startup tab. you will see all the programs that load up automatically when your start your Microsoft Windows 7 computer. Uncheck the box beside a program that you want to disable. For example, you can disable Windows Live Messenger as you need not run it as a startup program.

Step 3

Repeat this procedure for other programs that you want to disable from automatically loading at the startup. When done, click the Apply button and then OK to apply the changes. When prompted, click the Restart button to restart your computer. You will now see your Windows 7 computer booting incredibly faster. If any time you want to turn on a program again, go back to the System Configuration window. And place a check mark in the box beside the desired program.

Step 4

Do not forget to click the Apply and then OK button to save the changes and exit the window. Restart the computer afterwards. If you do not notice a major difference in the speed or performance, disable all the startup programs. Go back to the System Configuration window and hit the Disable All button. When prompted, confirm the action and restart your computer.

Step 5

If your Microsoft Windows 7 computer came pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Defender, you can use it to disable startup programs. Click the Start button and point to All Programs> Windows Defender. In the Windows Defender dialog box, click the Tools tab and select Software Explorer. Click Startup Programs under Category and you will see all the startup programs. Select a program(s) and then click the Disable button. If prompted, click the Yes button to confirm the action. Repeat the procedure for other desired programs also.

Additional Tips:

Another method of disabling a startup program in Microsoft Windows 7 is by scheduling a task in the Windows Task Scheduler. You can also edit the registry entries in Windows Registry Editor to stop certain programs from running at the startup. If you face difficulty disabling or re-enabling programs, contact Microsoft technical support.

The Author of this article is associated with V tech-squad Inc, V tech-squad Inc. is a cloud based technical support provider to consumers and small businesses. if you have any problem while performing the above steps and need technical assistance for Microsoft technical support, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

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V tech-squad Inc. is a cloud based online technical support provider to consumers and small businesses. V tech-squad provides support to users for issues with their PCs, Mac's, Tablets, Phones such as iPhone and Blackberry and devices such as MP3 players, Printers, Scanners, Fax, Wireless networking gear, Netflix, Roku boxes and TVs. With an obsessive focus on quality and building technical expertise, V tech-squad continues to maintain an issue resolution rate of more than 90%. V tech-squad's credibility has been tested by more than 10,000 customers. Currently V tech-squad provides support services to consumers and small businesses in United States. For more information on V tech-squad, Inc. visit vtechsquad.com.

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