If you having too many startup programs in your Windows XP operating system, it can affect the loading speed of your PC. You can see a lot of programs loading up during system startup and some of which will be totally unnecessary, like messenger programs. So if you remove those programs from startup, it will help your computer to startup faster than before. Likewise you might also want to add some programs to the startup list as you work with it frequently. This article contains instructions for deactivating programs from startup list and adding programs to startup list.
Windows XP help instructions
What you can find below are the instructions given by Windows XP help team which will assist you in the process of changing t he startup files.
Instructions for deactivating the programs
- Start off with this procedure by clicking the Windows “Start” button, the one with Microsoft logo imprinted on it located on your desktop.
- Click on the option labeled “Run” from the start menu. This will open up the run dialog window.
- Enter “Msconfig” in the run text box and hit the “Ok” button. This will open up the “System Configuration Utility” window.
- Go to the tab tilted “Start Up” and you will be able to see the entire list of Startup programs.
- Go through the list and determine which all programs you would like to deactivate. Unmark the check boxes of the programs
you wish to deactivate. Be careful while doing and do not deactivate programs which are not sure of.
Instructions for adding programs
- Start off by locating the icon of the program that you wish to add to the Startup list.
- Once you have located the icon, right click on it and select the option labeled “Copy” from the given menu. Alternatively you can press “Ctrl+C”.
- After that right-click on your Windows “Start” button.
- Select the option which says “Explorer” from the given menu. This will let you to view the start menu in Windows Explorer.
- Finally right click on the icon titled “Startup” and select the option which says “Paste” to add your program file.
That’s all with the Windows XP help instructions for altering windows Startup list. Thanks for reading.