- Click the Start button
- Type “msconfig” in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER to open the System Configuration dialog box.
- Click the Startup tab to see what applications are configured to launch at startup.
Remember—you’re not removing the actual applications; you’re preventing them from launching when you boot up, and you can re-enable them if you need to. For example, I disabled Windows Sidebar, Adobe Acrobat, and Java platform functionality.It is also a bad idea to have Outlook in your startup group. If you want a better overall startup experience, launch Outlook when you get to your desktop.
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