Msconfig Optimization

How do I optimize msconfig so that my computer is not running unncessary programs at startup.
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Andre412Connect With a Mentor Commented:
msconfig is for the advanced administrator to use, do not try to use this is you are not an advanced admin

your better off using something like this

moon_blue69Connect With a Mentor Commented:
type msconfig at run prompt

services tab- uncheck the services you do not want to start

startup - uncheck programs you do not want to start when windows starts

it will prompt you for a re-start restart it.

Please make sure you know what you are doing
dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you wish to disable services then read the Black Viper guide.

For disabling programs and such you can use msconfig as moon_blue69 has stated.  Also look at Startup Control Panel which might be a little easier to use than msconfig.
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Sudeep SharmaConnect With a Mentor Technical DesignerCommented:
One more utility you could try is Autoruns from Microsoft

bz43Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Here's a nice list of Startup applications with explanations of what might be safe to uncheck from msconfig:
JonveeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ramesh describes the situation here very well >
"Cleanup the MSCONFIG startup tab listings in XP and Vista":

Which links to>
"How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7":

To extend the list of Startup Applications still further here are 3 more links which describe the function of each program in MSCONFIG:             

Alphabetical list of Processes in WinXP.
Just click on each process to get the process information.
John JenningsConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
The latest CCleaner, 3.0, also has a built-in 'startup' manager. Much safer to use than MSCONFIG, and much easier to identify what programs are actually what.
GeisrudConnect With a Mentor Systems AdministratorCommented:
I also use MsConfig cleanup utility to remove items from the Msconfig list after unchecking them.  Seems to help.
John JenningsConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
Any progress, ralphwalkerdj?
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