Windows Vista® Start Up Program
Tips to configure Windows Vista Start Up Program
Programs that run when your system boots up are known as start-up programs. These programs usually startup when Windows Vista® starts. All of these programs use a portion of the system memory and resources which leave a smaller percentage for other programs once they are opened. Even if you have powerful hardware, your system will become slower and less responsive with these startup program added to the startup list. Each of these start-up applications wastes memory and slows down Windows Vista® to start. Microsoft® Windows Vista® allows users to modify the list of programs set to initialize at Windows® startup. Modifying the startup in a Windows Vista® system can substantially speed up the Operating System load time, providing users with less wait time before being able to access files and run programs. In order to configure the Windows Vista® start-up program you can begin form the Microsoft® configuration utility. The most common problem normal users run into is that after a period of time, their start-up gets blocked with full of junk and managing this can be really tedious. In Windows Vista®, that problem goes away with the integration of Windows® Defender into Control Panel.
Here are some tips to configure Windows Vista® start-up programs:
- Use Windows® defender
- Use MSCONFIG in Windows Vista®
- Use third party software
Use Windows® defender
Use Windows® Defender (or the registry) on systems running on Windows Vista® for controlling which programs should load and run when your computer starts. This utility is included by default with Windows Vista®. It helps you inspect and manage your start-up programs. With Windows® Defender, you can remove or disable start up programs from the start-up list to improve system performance.
Use MSCONFIG in Windows Vista®
Most of the start-up items you see in Windows Vista® are completely optional and can be turned off. Use MSCONFIG in Windows Vista® to disable some of the unnecessary programs that automatically load on start-up. Unwanted programs are a burden to the system. They cause the system to slow down during boot up as well as become a hindrance to its performance. Disabling these programs will help your computer boot faster and crash less.
It is a tedious act to detect start-up programs manually. So you can use third party software to detect and disable the start-up programs in Windows Vista®. You can use the utilities like Autoruns that allows you to edit the start-up for other user profiles in Windows Vista®.