This guide shows how to stop programs from starting when Windows Vista starts up.
Many programs are set to startup when Windows Vista boots up. Some programs like a calendar that reminds you of appointments or antivirus software are fine running in the background. Other programs that just run in the background waiting for you to use them don’t need to be running.
This guide shows you how to stop all unnecessary programs from starting when Windows Vista boots up and running in the background taking up valuable resources.
Stop Programs from Starting With MSCONFIG
- Run the MSCONFIG command by typing msconfig in the Start Menu’s search box and press enter on your keyboard.
- Click the Startup tab in the System Configuration window that pops up.
- Uncheck all the software you don’t want to startup when Windows boots up.
- Click OK to save your changes and then restart your computer.
Note: I like to disable pretty much everything but my antivirus, antispyware software, and a few other little things. The fewer applications running in the background the more available system resources you have available.
You might want to check out this guide after you use the msconfig command and restart your computer to stop an annoying pop-up from appearing.
Non technical users can use the Software Explorer in Windows Defender to stop programs from starting when Windows boots up.
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