Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adjust the Startup Programs
It’s easy to remove the automatic startup applications. When you have Task
Manager open, navigate to the Startup tab and follow these steps:
1. Locate the item you would like to disable from starting up.
2. Right-click it and click Disable.
After you remove some of the automatic startup applications, you can sign
on much faster. If you have any problems after disabling a startup application
component, you can always enable it again by right-clicking on it in Task Manager
on the Startup tab and clicking Enable.
Using Autoruns to Identify and Disable Auto-Start Components
Autoruns by Microsoft Sysinternals is a comprehensive tool for identifying and
disabling unneeded auto-start applications, components, and plug-ins. Similar
to the System Configuration tool, Autoruns operates in the same way but shows
the auto-start components of other items, such as browsers and the system shell.
Autoruns is easy to use. To get started, you need to download a free copy of
downloaded and extracted to a folder, follow these steps to get started:
1. Go to the directory where you have extracted Autoruns and run
2. When Autoruns starts, click the Logon tab, as shown in Figure 14-3.
Figure 14-3: Use Autoruns to control which apps run automatically when you start
up your computer.