Previously, we have seen how to adjust Vista for best performance by changing its Visual Effects. One of the other method to increase the Vista or Windows Operating System performance is to reduce the startup time. By default, most of the applications, when you install creates an entry in the startup and it loads every time you start your computer whether you are using it or not. It utilizes the RAM and thus reducing the performance.
So to improve the Vista startup speed, you have to remove those unwanted startup items which are consuming those extra time.
Here is how to remove unwanted startup items in Windows Vista and XP.
Click the Start button and Type MSCONFIG in the Search Box and hit Enter. (If you are using XP, go to RUN and type MSCONFIG)
You will get System Configuration Window. Click the Startup tab and uncheck all the programs or applications that you don’t want to automatically load every time you use your PC.
Usually, you can safely uncheck all apart from any antivirus software, applications like Windows Defender, or any applications that you would love to have every time like a Dock.
After unchecking the ones that you don’t want, Click OK. In the next window, you may choose either to restart or later and the effects would take place next time you start your PC.
Next time when you start your computer you should feel the difference provided currently you had a huge list of unwanted startup items.
Another trick on the same utility: Before you close that System Configuration, you can want to change the Windows Vista to get the real hidden Aurora Boot Screen option.