How to Disable Unwanted Programs From System Startup

by on March 16th, 2009

You can improve overall system performance and boot time of your computer by getting rid of programs you do not want running in the background by choosing to do a Selective Startup in msconfig utility. Because sometimes we install too many programs and even we uninstall those, some of their files, settings or entries can left behind which are definitely unwanted and cause PC to slow down in response.


  • Click Start, Run, type there msconfig and press enter.
  • In the System Configuration Utility click the Startup tab.
  • Uncheck programs you do not wish to load each time your computer starts.

Once done click ok and restart the computer. After the computer boots back into Windows you will receive a prompt about Windows being in a selective startup. Check the box to not receive the prompt and click ok.