Week #3

Welcome back to our new series of blog posts, Simplifying The Geek Speak!  Thanks for continuing to tune in.  For those of you just joining us…this blog is setting out to simplify the overly complicated.

Let’s talk about how fast (or slow) your computer starts.  Many programs now start automatically when your computer starts.  You might not see them, but they are hiding in the taskbar.  Unfortunately, this can make your computer start a lot slower than when you first brought it home.

Think of it this way.  When you first get out of bed in the morning, you have a to-do list, which usually includes breakfast, a shower, and getting dressed.  You are fine doing those things one at a time, but if someone asked you to do them all at once it would take a while, wouldn’t it?  It’s the same for your computer.  When you ask it to turn on, don’t ask it to load half of your programs at once.  Ask it to just start up, and then it can load those things as you need them.  Fixing this is simple, just turn off some of the programs.  Then your computer can start up without all the extra tasks.

To Modify Startup Programs (Windows 8)-

  1. Right-click on Taskbar and select “Task Manager” option. Alternatively, you can directly open Task Manager by pressing “Ctrl+Shift+Esc” keys together.
  2. Go to “Startup” tab and you can click on the unwanted program and click on “Disable” button to remove it from startup.

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3. Now the program will only run when you open it, not when your computer starts up.


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