Tech Tip: Stop your computer from booting up slowly
Tech Tip: If your computer is booting up slowly, check to see what programs are launching at startup. You can probably turn some off
When your computer starts up, it needs to pre-start some programs to allow them to be ready to boot up when called upon. Some of them are required, but others are there for no other reason than to be ready. Some programs will run in the background, even if not called upon, just so they will start up faster when you do click on them.
One of the easiest ways to see whats booting up is to look in the start menu at the different file folders, and look for a startup file. Click on that to see some of the programs that are running at launch.
You can also press Ctrl-Alt-Del and then select “Start Task Manager” to view what programs are running. You can look through the “Applications” and the “Processes” tab to see what programs are running. If you find programs that are running that don’t need to be, you can disable them to help speed up the computer. Beware though not to shut down programs just because you don’t know what they are. You can cause some major problems if you shut down the wrong program.