How to manage your StartUp programs in Windows

There is a way to make Windows boot quicker. The longer you own your computer, the more stuff builds up in the startup sequence. Mine has gotten so bad, that upon pressing the power-on button, my laptop only promises "same day service" on getting to the user screen. Luckily, there is a utility that lets you manage / remove the accumulated crap from your Windows Startup routine.
Starter is a startup manager, that allows you to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows boots. It lists all the hidden registry entries, as well as the common Startup Folder items as well. You can choose to safely disable selected entries, edit them or delete them altogether (if you know what you re doing). Expert users can even add their own entries. Nice interface, easy to use, no documentation though (but hardly needed).

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.