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Disable annoying startup programs easily for free.

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If your PC or Laptop takes a long time to start up, chances are there’s a heap of unnecessary programs loading at the same time.

Many programs you install set themselves to run when you boot your computer, then sit running in the background hogging valuable system resources as you try to go about your business. Over time, this list of programs can become extensive making for painfully slow startup times and a slow computer in general.

You’ll find there’s plenty ‘paid for’ software out there advertising the ability to disable these programs, but many folks don’t know that Windows has this feature built in.

Simply hold down the windows key plus the R key :

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When the small text box appears, type msconfig

This will open System Configuration. Click the ‘Startup’ tab and this will show you all these crafty programs that are set to load when you start your computer.

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Go ahead and click the ‘disable all’ button, then re-check important programs such as your antivirus etc.  If you’re not sure what to uncheck, give us a call and we’ll be happy to advise you over the phone for free!

Now click apply and reboot your computer. It should now startup faster and you should notice an overall speed improvement when you’re using it.

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