How to remove programs from "startup" in windows XP?
I have several applications that start at bootup. But they are too many for me. I want to clean some of them so that I can start my computer faster. I don't mean I want to remove or delete them, all I want is that they do not start at boot. Any ideas?
For some programs, it's very smart to boot them at the startup, like antivirus program, while some are not needed, for they'll eat lots of your memory and make your startup quite slow. To remove startup programs, there's a tool provided by Microsoft: MSConfig. You can use it to disable those items you don't want to start at the very begining to slow down your computer's startup.
However, some items automatically running in background can't be simply detected and removed from the MSConfig window. If you find the computer still starts slower, you need a startup programs remover tool to remove them clearly. If you don't have a choice now, you can have my recommendation here: Wondershare WinSuite 2012. This Windows startup item remover tool can help to find all programs hidden in background and allows you to disable them with one click.
Step1. Run the Windows startup program removing software
After installing the program, run it on your computer. Click "Check & TuneUp" on the top and go to "Startup Management" on the left side menu under the "Windows Speedup", then click "Startup Management" to continue.
Step2. Check and remove startup programs that are useless
Here, go to the "Startup Manager", which can detect all your programs that run automatically when Windows starts. You can check them one by one, and find out those you don't want and click to "Disable" them with one click.
Besides the "Startup Manager", there's a "Bootup Optimizer" option. You also can use it to shorten the startup time and the hard disk detecting time, which can make your computer start like flying.