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07-06-2005, 13:15
What is the utility for configuring what starts up with windows? I have used it before, just can't remember the name. I am running windows xp.

07-06-2005, 14:59
go to "start" --> "run" --> then type in "msconfig" and you'll see the popup and the "startup" tab.

07-06-2005, 15:00

then just select the tab called start up.


07-06-2005, 16:58
Thanks, I knew it was simple, I just could not think of it for the life of me.

07-08-2005, 05:57
The following is a list of Services that you can Disable on most systems for increased performance:

Distributed Link Tracking Client
Help and Support
Indexing Service
IPSEC Services
Portable Media Serial Number
Remote Registry Service
Secondary Logon
Upload Manager
Wireless Zero Configuration (If you are on a wireless network leave this enabled)

The following is a list of Services that should always be set to Automatic:

Automatic Updates
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Com+ Event System
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Event Log
Logical Disk Manager
Network Connections
Plug and Play
Print Spooler
Protected Storage
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Never Disable This!
Security Accounts Manager
Security Center
Shell Hardware Detection
System Event Notification
System Restore Service
Windows Audio
Windows Management Instrumentation

Notes - Windows Updates can enable services that you have previously disabled. Check which services are running after a future Windows Update is completed. If applications stop working after using this guide it is usually due to being to aggressive with disabling services. Enable the services you disabled one at a time until the application works. In the future leave this service on automatic. If you run into any problems set all services back to their Defaults and start over.