This window shows everything that your computer runs when it
starts up. You can be pretty free about unchecking items, because
if you uncheck something that you needed you can always come back
in here, re-check it and then reboot again.
My advice is to uncheck almost everything. Remember that unchecking
an item does not remove it - it just makes it so it doesn't come
up right away. The fewer things that you leave checked, the faster
your computer will run.
If you can decipher the items, try to leave your virus protection
running, maybe your printer controls (if you have a printer/scanner
combo), palm pilot software and things like that. Other stuff, like
"Microsoft Office", instant messaging programs and things
of that nature can be safely disabled.
Once you're done, click [ok] and the system will encourage you
to reboot. Go ahead and reboot and go back in there and uncheck
more (or re-check some) as needed.
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