This has the benefit of also freeing up some hard drive space, but of course this method should only be employed if you don't foresee wanting to use the program again in the near future. A dialog box displays telling you that you may need to restart your computer for the changes to take affect. The tabs in this program we are going to focus on is the General tab and the Startup tab. Click Restart to restart your computer immediately. My personal view is that the attention many people pay to how long it takes to boot is unwarranted.
Windows Vista adds a Manufacturer column to this interface that may give you some additional hints, but again be careful--don't make any wild guesses. Disabling startup programs can greatly increase the speed of your computer and usually will not adversely affect your computer because the programs can be loaded manually when you click on them. I copied the shortcut to the startup folder for my account and did all the compatibility changes so it would run. More serious problems with startup programs There are more serious versions of startup programs and these are the ones you really have to watch out for. Startup Programs and Removing Them Written by Mark Sanborn: Aug 9, 2007 So you start up your computer only to wait 5 to even 15 minutes for Windows to fully load before you can go ahead and use your computer.
If you recognize the name and are one hundred percent certain you don't need it, uncheck the box next to it to disable it. I have several programs that slow down my start up. Most people start their computers once a day or even less frequently. It tries to make it simpler and more user-friendly, however, I find it to be more confusing. The computer user can then retain the option of running something at any time, while removing it from the startup process. When I want to watch a movie I will open up my media player and play my movie. The program that requires the Java runtime will open it when needed and close it when it is done.
If you can't find it in the program's options then helper applications can be useful, I like this one: Autoruns by SysInternals is a more comprehensive utility, but you have to know what you are doing and be careful with it or you could render your machine unbootable: John Programmers are either not taught about Occam's razor or they forgot about it the following day. However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of running the minimum number of programs. What you should do is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what the cost in performance is of its running all the time. Hopefully, your computer starts up a little faster. However, there is a as an installable version and a portable version. If you do not see a folder, then it might be hidden. So if you've been noticing general sluggishness recently, I'll show you how to disable these startup programs below.
As you type, results display. Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 10 or 8 or 8. If you can find no option to disable automatic starts in the program's menus or options dialog, you may find information in its Help files or online documentation. Again, it may appear under a variety of names. Once you know how to deal with those pesky programs, however, you can deal with them once and never again.
Fortunately, Windows includes a utility for enabling and disabling these entries, called the System Configuration tool. There is once again no reason for this to be running at all times. This is fine for programs that you use often, but how many times a day do you open QuickTime or Adobe reader? I routinely disable many of my applications without any problems. If you frequently start or restart your computer you will find that you will save a lot of time and your minimal time invested will be well worth your trouble. However, you may not want to disable everything; for instance, if you have anti-virus software or a wireless configuration utility, you want to keep those running. I think you get my point.
The path might contain the name of the program or the company that makes it. You will usually find your startup programs hanging out in the system tray Lower right hand corner near the clock-You may have to click on the expand arrow to see all of these programs if you have many Your needs may vary so I will give a few examples of what I would consider a waste of resources from startup programs. Most computer manufacturers including Dell, are notorious for pre-bundling unnecessary software that runs in the background of your system. Note: this howto is not about removing any program components, only preventing them from running on startup. However, you could use the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut of this program, then place the elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.
On booting up several programs recently installed now open automatically, thus extending boot-up time. The startup tab lists all the programs that Windows will run the second your computer boots up. You can also enable programs that have been disabled. This is effective, but a waste: A waste of the time it takes to fuss with them, and a waste of system resources--memory and processor cycle. In Windows 7, you can just click on Start and type in msconfig. But some of the entries are for those programs that start up but you know you don't need them.
Step 3: Enable or Disable Startup Programs Now that you've familiarized yourself with the apps in this list, preventing a program from starting up alongside Windows is easy. The change is simple and can be applied to any other program that you want to start automatically when your computer boots. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to achieve this setup on your own Windows 7 computer. Many programs add themselves to the list of programs started when you boot your computer, and that list can get long. Sometimes they'll be abbreviated and you can use some deductive reasoning to figure out what's what. Assuming that the computer's speed is otherwise satisfactory, it is not generally worth worrying about. If something stops working, then just re-enable the process.
Some of them can hurt performance severely, but others have no effect on performance. If are not ready to restart your computer, click Exit without restart. The Enabled column indicates whether each program is set to start with Windows. The more software you install on your computer, the longer it may seem to take to start up Windows. In more cases than not there is no need for a program to be running in the system tray and it is safe as well as recommended that you get your system tray to be as minimal as possible. Save the shortcut icon of the program on the desktop b. In most cases, if the app needs to run as administrator to run properly, then it is doing something wrong.