Startup Programs in Microsoft® Windows® Vista
Tips to configure Microsoft® Windows Vista startup programs
As you startup the Microsoft® Windows Vista, you might see a number of programs starting automatically. These programs are called startup programs. The startup programs are those applications which you install using default installation. These programs might automatically startup and consume a large amount of system memory. Other programs might slow down due to these unwanted programs. These programs take much amount of memory and resources and leave a small part of resources for other programs. These programs usually include an icon in the System Tray in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen which is located next to the clock. Each startup program has its own functionalities. The Microsoft® Critical Update downloads and installs critical updates from Microsoft® site. Microsoft® Office startup gives quick access to Microsoft® Office. You might not wish these programs run automatically or run all the time. You can configure the startup programs in Microsoft® Windows Vista system.
There are some tips to configure the startup programs in Microsoft® Windows Vista. The tips are:
- Custom installation
- Windows® Defender
- Using MSCONFIG
The startup programs are usually created due to “default” installation of the applications. The default installation is easy and requires less input from the user. But, this type of installation produces a lot of additional unwanted modules. These modules will automatically open on the startup of system. You can select the “custom” installation to avoid the issue. The custom installation will install important modules only. You can see configuration options in your installed applications which will enable you to remove the application from startup.
You can use Windows® Defender to configure the startup programs in Microsoft® Windows Vista . The Windows® Defender controls the startup programs. To configure the startup programs with Windows® Defender click on the “Tools” button and then click the “Software Explorer” button. You can see a list of applications in the new window. Then you need to click on the names of those programs which you do not want to run on startup and then click the “Disable” button.
You could run the MSCONFIG to configure your startup programs. You can do the configuration of startup programs through the following steps. You need to click “Start” and then select “Run” command. Then you need to type “msconfig” in the text box and click on the “OK” button. You can see a number of tabs and from those you need to select the “Startup” tab. A number of startup items will be displayed on the window and you need to select the unwanted startup program from those and disable the program by clicking the tab on its left side. If you click "OK", the changes are made and you can see the changes after a restart of your system.