Disabling start up services to speed up my PC

Happy new year everyone! I know it’s been a while since the last PC advice blog entry and as part of our new years resolution at Relieve my PC, we present you with the first blog post of the year.

Disabling start up services on your PC can be the most beneficial action you can take to speed up your PC. It is also one of the easiest things to do. Let us begin!

  • Click on start
  • Click Run
  • On the box that pops up type in “msconfig”

This will bring up a new window with multiple tabs on it. I wouldn’t suggest tweaking any other settings unless you are familiar with the way they impact your PC.

The tab you are looking for is the “Startup” tab. This tab contains all of the programs that are running in the background of your computer as it boots up. As you can imagine the more programs that you have running the slower your computer goes. I would suggest disabling all of them except your virus scanning software, as well as anything that pertains to Microsoft or windows. If you are unsure what each “startup item” does and you do not want to disable it, you can actually research each one the web by Googling the startup item.

Once you are done apply your changes and close the window. You can then restart your pc and the next time it comes on you will notice how much faster it started up.

Don’t be alarmed when you see a new box that pops up when windows restarts that says you made changes to your system – Just check that box so you don’t see that message again.

That will be all for today – stay tuned for more pc advice, pc information and pc how to’s!