VAIO Quick Tip: Faster Startups

by Team Sony 06/08/2009, in Categories For Records, VAIO

You’re in a hurry. All you need are the directions to tonight’s concert before you leave the house. Sure it sounds easy enough but unfortunately, over time, your computer may
be slow to boot up – making printing out directions more frustrating than you originally thought.  VAIO Product Specialist David Ng offers some helpful insight in this tip.

Although there could be any number of things affecting how long it takes to boot up your computer – too many to address in this quick tip – the most likely cause is that too many programs are launching at startup. This isn’t a problem unique to VAIO users. In fact, overtime as software is added to your notebook, some applications are set to automatically launch at startup which can slow things down. This Quick Tip will walk you through the steps of preventing certain programs from launching automatically when Windows starts – allowing the programs you choose to launch only when you’re ready to use them. It’s easier than you might think.

* NOTE: This tip only applies to Windows Vista.

1. Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs and then clicking Windows Defender.

2. Click the Tools button, and then click Software Explorer.

3. In the Category box, click Startup Programs

4. Select the program that you want to prevent from running, and then click Disable.

5. Click Yes to confirm that you want to stop that program from running.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for every program you want to stop from running.

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