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Faster startup of Windows XP
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Faster startup of Windows XP

Click Start > Run > Type "msconfig"  > On the Startup tab click Disable All and on the Services tab check the Hide All Microsoft Service box and then click Disable All. Click Restart and Windows XP will restart with only the system services and applications running resulting in a vey fast logon / startup.

N.B This tweak will disable all non-system startup sevices and applications so if you have anything you want to run in the background such as anti virus software do not disable that item.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    msconfig is a bad application to use for this purpose as it has options, such as "Disable All" that will cause the system to no longer boot. A better program is the Computer Managment program to control services and the program StartupCPL to control startup applications.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    crap
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    great tip. it really speeds up your pc.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Do NOT, disable ALL! Just disable the programs you don't need when boot up
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    the worst suggestion of speeding up startup ive ever heared. its like reinstall windows, do not install any programs and your pc will start much faster!
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    dumbass, this will not stop your computer from booting, you should know what you are disabling first!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ...Smells like crappy pants around here?...
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because this is just a dumb suggestion. Duh, if you turn everything OFF, it will run faster. How stupid. Yeah, and if you turn off all the lights in the house, you will lower your electric bill. This is not a "faster" startup, this is a SMALLER startup. How dumb.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    that is basic :)
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    is that an article? every1 knows it. I was searching for a different way to improve performance. poor.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It is a Half Assed hack butcher job.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    is there any other command to make a system fast other than MS Config
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's not special
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Best info I've been given in a long time you saved me a ton of time thanks
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    How about disabling prefetch. That cut my boot time in half
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's a good advice. my pc starts faster :)
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by Wes)
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    DO NOT DO THIS...you will disable items essential to Windows operating properly! Idiotic...ONLY disable the items that are not needed during startup. Do a google search for startup XP faster and find logical commonality among several articles prior to proceeding, otherwise you are playing russian roulette.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I did that now my computer is broken. I had to buy a new one and I can't afford books for school, thanks alot.
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You are really a faggot u know that? To try ruin others computers like this. Plz remove this post.
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by Chris)
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    Are u all fking retards ? the man said : click on hide ALL MICROSOFT SERVICES. Doing that you`ll only see non-microsoft services.So then its safe to click on disable all.Fking retards, use your eyes, not your dicks to read.
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice one
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WOW! Keep it up dunce ...
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Every1 knows this. Was looking for something else.
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is crapp
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by Steve Lavrenz)
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    Why don't we quit with the name calling, unless someone replying to this post is under the age of 10? The point is, and I apologize if I offend the article's author, but if you click the disable all button on the services tab, you better make sure you don't need any of them for startup. For 99.9% of computers however, just clicking disable all and not going through and rechecking services that you need will disable critical system processes that will make your computer unbootable. While disable all is a great button for getting rid of the vast majority of unneccessary services, you'd better go back through and recheck the services for critical system processes.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by user)
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    so who is right and who is wrong?
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very cool when you are an IT expert but extremly dangerous when you do not know exactly what you are doing! This sounds as good as advising to increase your power supply voltage by 50% to get things processed quicker...
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    yanice
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Insane!!!
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Not very good do's not startup faster
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Been using the method for yonks, who wants office autostarted? prune out the dross, speeds up the pc. quick easy one, need to be able to read tho. something wrong with that!!
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    why dont you all just buy a decent pc they must be crap if you trying to claw a little bit more speed out of them
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Yes! Be bold! This works - nothing to fear. Thanks.
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by Timothy Frederick)
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    First off I'd like to say that the people here who are complaining about this ruining your computers need to read. If you notice, the OP originally stated to hide all of microsofts services. After you hide those, you dont need none of the others to make your computer run. Nothing in the Startup tab will cause your computer to not run. All you're doing is making windows ignore everything else and boot windows only...if you follow the instructions.
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no solution
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    every one knows this thing
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    msconfig
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ok
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is of no use to me
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's a good tip-beginning, but it ends badly. For example, disselecting all will disable Windows Audio, so you won't be able to hear anything. But for me (having 2 PC and only 1 with audio), it's good. So, disable only things you know you won't need (like Help and Support) or for extra security as well (DNS Client) and then reboot. If you don't feel safe, search a bit more or talk with an expert.
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    really funny... crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    DISABLE ALL??? Are you kidding me? Thats wrong! I understand to disable a few of the ones you dont need, but all? NO!!
     
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