Is your Windows 7 PC a bit slow getting started? Try this tip to find out what could be slowing it down. Press the Windows key + R.

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Type msconfig and press OK.

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Or type msconfig in your search box and click on the result.

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The System Configuration menu will open. I’ll start by clicking the Services tab.

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As I scroll down, I’m finding several services I don’t need to have running all the time.  If you aren’t familiar with what something does, you’ll need to do some research before unchecking.

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Next, click the Startup tab. Follow the same procedure. Again, if you don’t know what something does, do some research before disabling.

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I unchecked automatic startup for AOL updates, some printers software, iTunes, and more. Hit OK when you’ve made your selections and then restart your PC for them to take effect.