In my last post,

I showed you how to de-clutter your system tray. You can take this one step

further by disabling any unnecessary start-up services to boost performance. Let’s walk through this process.

  • Click Start | Run and

    type msconfig.

    The System Configuration Utility appears.

  • Click on the Startup tab and disable any applicable Startup
    Items by deselecting the checkbox and clicking OK.

This will force a reboot and when the system restarts, you

will be prompted with a message

that states you have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to

the way Windows starts.