Windows Selective Startup

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
windows selective startup

Improve overall system performance, boot time, and get rid of programs you don't want running in the background, by choosing to do a Selective Startup in msconfig.

  1. Click Start, Run and type: msconfig and press Enter.
  2. In the System Configuration Utility click the Startup tab.
  3. Uncheck programs you do not want to load each time your computer starts. Once done, click ok and restart the computer. After the computer boots back into Windows, you will receive a prompt about Windows being in a selective startup. Check the box to not receive the prompt and click ok.

Additional information

  • See our startup definition for further information and related links on this term.