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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.
go to "start" --> "run" --> then type in "msconfig" and you'll see the popup and the "startup" tab.
then just select the tab called start up.
Thanks, I knew it was simple, I just could not think of it for the life of me.
The following is a list of Services that you can Disable on most systems for increased performance:
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Help and Support
Portable Media Serial Number
Remote Registry Service
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:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Com+ Event System
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Logical Disk Manager
Plug and Play
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Never Disable This!
Security Accounts Manager
Shell Hardware Detection
System Event Notification
System Restore Service
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.
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