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What is the ultimate startup managing application?

how can i choose less programs than now when windows is starting up? when i turn on my pc i wait 10 minutes for starting up the windows xp.

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There is a utility called the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) that you can use. Go to Start -> Run and type in msconfig then hit enter.

There is a startup tab you can use to control which applications fire on startup.

Just a footnote, this may be a better question for superuser.

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Here is a link on how to use msconfig: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/msconfig.htm and another slightly more detailed: http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html and a list of essential start up programs for XP: http://www.ehow.com/list_6522557_list-startup-programs-xp-pro.html

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Another utility that is useful is startuprun nirsoft.net/utils/strun.html - be very careful with MSconfig, It is very easy to mess up your system –  MaQleod Oct 5 '10 at 17:34
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CCleaner is handy for cleaning up your registry, junk files as well as autostart programs.

CCleaner can clean:

Internet Explorer
Temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.

Firefox
Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history.

Google Chrome
Temporary files, history, cookies, download history, form history.

Opera
Temporary files, history, cookies. Apple Safari

Safari
Temporary files, history, cookies, form history. Windows

Windows
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files. Registry

Registry Cleaner
Advanced features to remove unused and old registry entries.

And much more.

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