Details of startup in Windows® 7
The importance of startup services in Windows 7 and its role
Startup program settings are similar in Windows 7 when compared to the other operating systems. Startup programs are saved in a specific folder on the hard drive. The startup services in Windows 7 contain specifically a startup folder. The startup folder is a folder that contains the links for programs which are started when Windows is booted. It should be understood that all programs are not started by default as it will increase the booting time but at the same time we can add any installed programs to the start up the list so that you do not want to manually start it after the booting Windows. There are mainly two types of startup such as normal and diagnostic startup.
The following points show the information on types of startup in Windows 7:
- Normal startup
- Diagnostic startup
Startup programs are stored and saved in a specific folder on the hard drive. When the operating system boots, links available or associated with this folder start their respective applications. Changing settings for current startup applications is accomplished through the system configuration and it has proved to be very efficient in Windows 7. The feature of startup program in Windows 7 is somewhat similar to that of Windows Vista.
In the normal startup method, click Windows "Start" button and type "msconfig" in the search text box. This opens the console of system configuration. Then click the "Startup" tab and this gives you a view of all the programs installed as startup options on your computer. Now check boxes of the applications that you want to start when you boot the computer. For programs that no longer want to start, clear the check box and click "Apply" and close the configuration window. Then a popup window will ask if you want to reboot the computer. If you want, click "Restart" to reboot the computer and save the changes.
The diagnostic startup is interactive and it prompts the user to load or not load specific components. You can do a diagnostic startup by choosing diagnostic startup from the Windows MSconfig utility and then restart the computer early in the startup process. During the diagnostic startup, you can choose to load or not load each specific component. Unlike a selective startup, a diagnostic startup does not allow to select individual items to load or not load from the startup folder and the Windows registry. This start up method is generally designed for advanced users and experts.