How to Tweak Shut Down Speed Windows XP. But, is it enough for you? if your FINISH is now faster, then how is your START. Is your startup still slow? Then you wonder How to tweak your Startup process too. So let's talk about "How to Tweak Startup process in Windows XP".
With more applications installed in your computer, they will generally make your computer slower, especially when your Windows XP starts up. By the way not all of them are needed for your startup process. You can manually deactivate some apps in your toolbar tray and choose 'disable/exit'. But, there are some programs like 'QuickTime' and others will be activated again when your computer restarts. It's not practical to deactivate them everytime you starts your computer. That would be annoying. You can use a simple freeware to help you manage the process and tweak windows startup. The free software is Quick Startup.
What is Quick Startup?
Quick StartUp is a Windows 95/98/NT 4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista 32-bit program that was developed to provide quick access to all of the programs that are automatically started when you turn on or logon to your computer. Such programs consume a good part of your system's resources, and can slow down other programs.Using Quick Startup, you can inspect, edit, and/or temporary disable such programs and so on.
Quick StartUp can organize programs that auto-run using Registry, Startup folders in the Start menu and Win.ini file.
Quick Startup helps you to find out if a program that starts automatically is necessary. When you select a startup entry in the list, Quick StartUp displays detailed information on the program in the Details box at the bottom of the window. You can easily determine whether or not you wish to have the program started on the basis of the Product name and Company. If you have never heard of the company or the product, then the entry is probably not needed.
With the help of Quick Startup you can know what programs are rarely used and what applications are not needed for your startup process. You can then analyze, make it disabled/enabled with just a click. With a simple and user-friendly interface, this software is free for your personal computer. With Quick Startup 2.3, you can also manage scheduled task and local services easily.
You can download the latest Quick Startup from the official website at http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.html.