CompTIA®A+ Lab Exercises Exam Notes : disabling Startup Programs In Windows 7

10. Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 7

Description: This lab exercise helps to disable startup programs in windows 7


1. On loading a lab exercise, in a given simulation start menu type "msconfig" in search box.

Step1 to Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 7

2. From within the System Configuration tool, Click Startup tab.

Step2 to Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 7

3. And then Uncheck the program box "Ccleaner" to prevent from starting when Windows starts. Click Apply button and then OK to save changes when finished.

Step3 to Disabling Startup Programs in Windows 7

Note : Now that you've saved changes Restart Windows and the selected programs should no longer automatically start up.

Explanation :

Startup programs are programs which run when your computer starts / boots up. Startup programs can be antivirus programs, chat/messaging apps or background apps that can also continuously keep running on your computer. Start up programs impact computer boot time, and may make your computer boot slower. While some of startup programs like antivirus are important, you can make your computer boot faster by disabling unrequired startup programs. Next time you start your computer, disabled startup programs will not start, and your computer will start relatively faster.

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