Thursday, April 30, 2009

Should Microsoft users simplify their start-up and services to speed un machines?


AOL today (April 30) provided a story on “Switched” that ties in to my experience with the Registry, reported two days ago. The story, by Terrence O’Brien, is “How to Shut Off Startup Programs (Windows). In XP, he writes, go to the Run item on the Start menu, and run msconfig, and then uncheck some Services tab and Startup tab items. I found that the services mentioned had already “stopped”. The startup item for McAfee virus scan will be “mcagent” and it should be left checked.

I do find that McAfee takes a minute or so to start, even after running RegCure.

And I also find that Firefox takes a while to start. On the other hand, Google Chrome comes up quickly, and Internet Explorer 7 takes an intermediate amount of time.

The link for the story is here.

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