Slow computer (Pt. 4) – Start Ups

23 07 2007

When you turn on your computer, do you wait for ages for it to boot up to Windows? Yea. Most likely, the issue lies with the number of start-up applications you’ve set to load upon boot and by clearing the unnecessary start-up files, you’re allowing yourself to give less time to run to the bathroom after turning on the computer.

The first thing you want to do is check your start-up folder.
1. Click on Start > All Programs > Startup
2. Delete whatever you see there. If you’re not sure, send me a comment and I’ll let you know.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only location for start-up applications. You can use MSConfig (Start > Run > msconfig) to find out a whole stash of boot apps. Unchecking those applications under Tools or making any alterations will in effect make your computer bypass them but your computer will still run slightly slow. So using MSConfig is out of the equation.

To address this issue, you will need to directly tweak the Registry in Windows.
1. Click on Start > Run > regedit
2. Expand (by pressing the + sign) on Current User > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version and then click on Run
3. You may delete the unneeded apps on the right column

Then you need to delete the files in the other section within the Registry.
1. Minimize the sub-folders and expand on Local Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version and then click on Run
2. Close Windows Registry and then restart your computer!




2 responses

25 07 2007
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[…] you’ve been following my posts, you should know how to get to the Registry Editor and edit start-ups on Pt 4 of this […]

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