the release of Windows 7, Microsoft has made several changes to the
company's operating system. Startup program settings are similar to
those of previous operating systems. Startup programs are saved in a
specific folder on the hard drive. When the operating system boots,
links listed in this folder start their respective applications.
Changing settings for current startup applications is accomplished
through the system configuration tool.
Add a Link to the Startup Folder
the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Right-click the
"Startup" folder in the menu and select "Open All Users." This option
opens the folder for all users on the computer. Choose "Explore" to open the folder for the currently logged-in user only.
Right-click the folder or file you want started when the computer boots. Select "Copy" from the menu.
any white space in the "Startup" folder you opened in Step 1. Select
"Paste" from the menu list. The program will now open the next time you
start the computer.
Change Current Startup Programs
Click the Windows "Start" button and type "msconfig" in the search text box. This opens the System Configuration console.
Click the "Startup" tab. This gives you a view of all the programs installed as startup options on your computer.
boxes of the applications you want to start when you boot the computer.
For programs you no longer want to start, clear the check box.
"Apply" and close the configuration window. A popup window will ask if
you want to reboot the computer. Click "Restart" to reboot the computer
and save the changes.
How to Disable Windows Startup Sound in Microsoft Vista?
This trick will show you how gurus can disable
annoying windows startup sound in Windows Vista.
This is the series of tips, I am writing to
get acquainted with Microsoft Vista. If you have recently switched to
Windows Vista, you may immediately notice the difference in the way in
which Vista operates. Many of the windows features are the same, but
many are changed or replaced. This tips are designed to get
to know the basic features in Vista. They are fairly simple, and by no
means meant for advanced gurus.
Right click on blank area of desktop. And go to personalize.
Go to 'Sounds'.
Click on 'Sounds' tab.
From 'Sound Scheme:', select 'No Sounds'.
OK. (This will disable set of sounds which are played when different
events are performed, like mouse click, opening or closing of programs,
maximize or minimize windows.) Apparently, you can just disable the
startup sound, while keeping others, by unchecking 'Play Windows
This does not disable audio. You can still play different audio & videos.
Is Windows Vista Startup Is Slow?
Vista is a much larger operating system than previous editions of
Windows, which means there are more system files that must be loaded as
the system boots. This can lead to a slow startup time, making your new computer
seem like an ancient machine. While you can't do anything about the
Vista files themselves, you can improve startup time by cutting down on
the other programs that load at boot.
Click the "Start" menu.
Type "msconfig" and press "Enter."
"Disable All." This prevents other programs from loading at system
startup, improving the startup responsiveness of your computer.