How to Clean Boot a Windows 7 and Vista Computer

Clean booting is a process which will disable non-windows services and start-up programs that may not be needed. If you clean boot your computer, you will usually have a reduced boot time and less load on the CPU. If needed, they can be turned on but i highly recommend clean booting once every two months to filter out all unwanted services and start-up programs.

You can re-enable them later, or when needed. This process normally does not interrupts with the running of windows operations. However, if after clean booting you miss a start-up program from loading, you can go back into the configuration following the steps below and put a check on the service (that you want enabled).

In order to clean boot your computer; simply follow the steps below.

Clean Boot a Windows Vista / 7 Computer

To Clean Boot your Computer Hold the Windows Key and Press R on your keyboard to open Run Dialog.

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In the Run Dialog type msconfig and click on the Services Tab and place a check on Hide All Microsoft Services then click on Disable All

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Click Start Up Tab and click Disable All. Click Apply and Restart.

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That’s it! After the restart, you will see significant improvement in the speed of your system. If you wish to enable a service or a start-up program, re-open the msconfig utility and come back to the start-up tab or the services tab (which ever needs enabling) and put a check on the program you wish to enable, make sure you don’t enable start-up programs, you don’t want.

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How to Clean Boot a Windows 7 and Vista Computer

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