How to Disable Startup Processes (In Windows XP)

Update 2020: This post is now outdated and archived, but feel free to read it to remember what it was like. 🙂

How to Disable Startup Processes (In Windows XP)

Have your computer ever went so slowly (when your computer is booting)? Well, here is one of the ways to boost your computer’s speed.

First, click on the Start Menu. Secondly, click ‘Run’.


Thirdly, type ‘msconfig’ in the space shown. Click ‘OK’


Then, a window called ‘System Configuration Utility’ will open. Next, click on the ‘Startup’ tab.


Now, you will see a list of ‘startup items (programs which run every time you log on to your computer)’. Some of them are a waste of speed, while some are absolutely necessary (And by the way, ‘avgnt’ is AntiVir). When you are not sure whether you should disable a program, leave them enabled.

Next, a window will show and ask you to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Click ‘Restart’ to do so. Click ‘Exit Without Restart’ when you want to restart later. When you had restarted your computer, the processes you disabled will remain disabled, unless you enable them again.

This information would be useful if you have a slow computer, or if you want to improve the speed (when the computer is booting). Well, this is one way of boosting the speed.

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