What startup items to disable

  DANZIG 17:28 21 Jun 2008
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My Vista laptop has started booting up really slowly.

I am aware that you can increase boot up time by disabling some items in the start up menu.

But which ones???

There's loads of them. Most will indecipherable names and I'm touchy about doing it as I don't want my PC knackering up.

Is there anywhere with a list of things that I can disable without causing any damage??

  FatboySlim71 17:36 21 Jun 2008

Best thing to use I find is CCleaner, amongst other things it has an option under the tools tab which lets you view programs that load on startup. It is a more clearer layout/description as to what loads up than gets shown in MSCONFIG IMO.

I would advise creating a restore point and or taking a backup of your system before altering any startup items

click here

  Halmer 17:39 21 Jun 2008

click here

Gives you a diagnosis by 'consulting' it's database.

You can also easily reverse any alterations.

  rdave13 17:45 21 Jun 2008

What really slowed my 1.7 GHz cpu laptop at startup was UAC. Disabled it and start-up is much faster. Security wise not a good idea or so I've read.

  Halmer 17:54 21 Jun 2008

and I also disabled some services

click here for advice.

  Sea Urchin 18:06 21 Jun 2008

On this site you can type in an item and it advises on whether or not it should be included at start-up

click here

  DANZIG 08:18 22 Jun 2008

Thanks for that!

Nice information there..

  bobbybowls 08:48 22 Jun 2008

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