Windows 7 was released not too long ago, but one thing they did was introduce a lot of changes to the entire operating platform. Windows XP was fairly simple and so were all the preceding versions, starting from Windows 1.0 and 2.0. This version of Windows brought many changes to the operating system, most of the things that we were new to and then there were some that were similar to the predecessor, Windows Vista. However, the settings for the startup programs are the same as the older versions of this platform. These programs are saved in a specific folder on your hard drive. When your operating system starts up, the links to the different programs are listed in a particular way, keeping in mind the applications in the folder. If you are looking to change your startup programs, you can do so from the system configuration tool.
Here is how you change the Start-up Programs in Windows.
1. You start off by clicking on the Windows, or Start logo. In the search bar that appears in the Start menu, type in “msconfig” and this will follow up to open the console’s System Configure.
2. Once this opens up, you would want to click the tab that says ‘Startup’. When you click on this tab, you will be presented with a list of all the programs installed on your computer, categorized at a startup program on your computer system.
3. At this point, you will be able to incorporate your preferences. You can start to check the boxes of the programs and applications that you would want to see when your computer starts up. Simply, for the programs that you do not want, you can uncheck their box.
The last step involved you clicking on the Apply button. Close the windows and then prompt will appear that will want to confirm whether or not you want to restart your computer so your changes can be applied. Clicking Restart will bring your changes into effect as soon as your computer restarts.