Stop software auto loading - reduce switch on time

  SheilaB 10:25 16 Mar 2006

Most new software and accessory installations (e.g. printers) seem to want to add icons to my task bar and auto load when I switch on.

The result is it takes me about 10 minutes to get operational which doesn't look good if with clients - how can I cut down this time?

I've seen share ware and cheap programs claiming to help with this by going into Registry, which I'm reluctant to risk. I searched the database, but I'm obviously using the wrong terminology as nothing came up?

Sheila B
Dalgety Bay, Scotland

  Diodorus Siculus 10:32 16 Mar 2006

If you have XP:

PC Answers - Tutorials - Reduce start times
click here

10 minutes is crazy :-( XP should boot and be ready to go in about 40 seconds.

Take a look at MikeLins startup control panel also:

Mike Lin's Home Page
click here

  Diodorus Siculus 10:33 16 Mar 2006

click here
List of what should be left running.

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