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How do I optimize msconfig so that my computer is not running unncessary programs at startup.
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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

http://startupmanager.org/

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by:moon_blue69
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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
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by:dbrunton
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If you wish to disable services then read the Black Viper http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm guide.

For disabling programs and such you can use msconfig as moon_blue69 has stated.  Also look at Startup Control Panel http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml which might be a little easier to use than msconfig.
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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One more utility you could try is Autoruns from Microsoft

http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Autoruns.zip

Sudeep
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by:bz43
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Here's a nice list of Startup applications with explanations of what might be safe to uncheck from msconfig:
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
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by:Jonvee
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Ramesh describes the situation here very well >
"Cleanup the MSCONFIG startup tab listings in XP and Vista":
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/msconfig.htm

Which links to>
"How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7":
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Startup.htm

To extend the list of Startup Applications still further here are 3 more links which describe the function of each program in MSCONFIG:                  
http://www.answersthatwork.com/             
http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Uncheck.htm

Alphabetical list of Processes in WinXP.
Just click on each process to get the process information.
http://www.reger24.de/processes.php
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by:John Jennings
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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.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
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by:Geisrud
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I also use MsConfig cleanup utility to remove items from the Msconfig list after unchecking them.  Seems to help.
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Any progress, ralphwalkerdj?
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