Poll: Which of the following reasons most often leads you to prevent programs from running when Windows starts?

Have you prevented programs from running when Windows starts? In your experience, which reason is most-often behind your efforts? Take our Windows Vista startup programs poll and let us know.

In the video, "Stop programs from running when Windows Vista starts," I discuss several methods to find and disable programs and services that run when Windows Vista starts. Although preventing programs and services from running when Windows starts is a common performance-enhancing technique, many other reasons exist.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...