Disabling Startup Programs in Windows®
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Windows is a highly functional Operating System series developed by Microsoft to enhance the overall productivity along with computing experience. A Windows Operating System is capable of supporting different Windows based third party applications and allows the users to install and use them on the system under minimal complications. Some of these programs and applications are automatically set to start during a system boot and are known as startup programs. The users can enable and disable the startup programs by using the options in the system configuration utility. The System Configuration utility can be accessed by entering the ‘msconfig’ command in the Run window and it gives the users the startup programs list which can be unchecked to opt out unwanted programs from the Window startup programs list. The users should uncheck the unwanted programs from the list and click the 'Apply' button to confirm selections and the system should be restarted to apply the changes.
Discussed below are some reasons which explain the need of disabling certain startup programs in Windows.
- Reduces startup delay
- Prevents infections and issues
- Increases performance
Reduces startup delay
Disabling startup programs in Windows can lessen the boot time of the system. This is because a large number of startup programs result in the delay of the system to load the applications and their related services, which increases the boot time of the system. Disabling these programs can thus enable the system to boot fast as only lesser number of applications and services would be there to be loaded by the system.
Prevents infections and issues
The disabling of startup programs in a Windows-based computer also helps to avoid or prevent infections and related issues from happening in the system. This is because an infectious file or program in the system startup list may enable the threat or infections to automatically inject the malicious code into the system while they are started up or loaded by the system during the boot. Disabling them can prevent the automatic occurring of codes by threats or other malicious programs and can help in keeping up the security of the system.
Loading up a large number of programs during a system startup can consume a fair share of the system’s memory which can be utilized for other more important operations. Disabling all the unwanted startup programs using the options can help lower the memory consumed during the startup of the Windows computer and can therefore increase the performance and response time of the system.
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