rustywvwoodman
2 Bronze

How to change startup programs.

Can anyone tell me how to change startup programs in windows xp home edition? I have 2gb ram,500gb external hard drive, radeon x1550 graphics card,( Dell Dimension 3000). I can't seem to speed this thing up at all. and it should be running like a horse on fire. It should be a lot faster than it is. I'm also connected to the Internet by DSL. and that's slow,too. Thank you.
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justns11
1 Copper

Re: How to change startup programs.

start > run > type "msconfig" > click on the startup tab and selec the programs u want to start when windows starts up. Dont deselect a program if you dont know what it is. (you can view the location to determine if u know what it is)
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rustywvwoodman
2 Bronze

Re: How to change startup programs.

thank you for your help.

 

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JRosenfeld
5 Rhenium

Re: How to change startup programs.

A useful guide to what startup programs are and whether you need them is:

 

http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html

Precision Tower 5810, Quadcore Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3, 3700 MHz
RAM:16 GB PC6400 DDR4 SDRAM 1066MHz
HDD: 2x ATA  ST500DM002-1BD14 500GB SATA non RAID
DVD:HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GTA0N SCSI and PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16AES SCSI
Video: nVIDIA Quadro K4200 PCIe 4GB
Audio: Recon3D PCIe, Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 speakers
Monitor: Dell E2011H

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Otiss
3 Zinc

Re: How to change startup programs.

Autoruns can do this for you and much more without changing the way windows boots 😉 

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