Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode which loads a set of drives and processes sufficient to run Windows. It enables users to find the root cause of hardware and software related issues to apply the required fixes. Although Windows 8 includes relatively easy to use, automated system repair utilities like System Refresh and System Restore
, along with Automatic System Repair to resolve a wide range of Windows boot issues, it doesn’t include Safe Mode option.
Many a times when we install an application, it registers itself to start at system startup without asking us. This results in slow down of the Windows startup time. It can be quite a hassle to individually locate the advanced options of each application to prevent them from starting at Windows startup. In such as case one may require using Msconfig to disable them. If you are tired of continuously changing your start up settings to stop newly installed applications from running in Windows startup, then you need to have a look at StartupEye
. It is a lightweight system tray app that will monitor software which may try to register themselves to run at system startup. It gives an alert if a newly installed program tries to automatically enable the option to run at Windows start up and provides the option to prevent such entries from being written to the Windows registry. With StartupEye, you can also instantly scan the software using VirusTotal
to make sure it is clean. StartupEye is not a resource intensive application and has a memory stamp of merely 3MB (on average) with little or no CPU usage.
Many a time a system slow down due to unwanted services and applications running in the backdrop which delay startup time and overall PC performance by consuming valuable system resources. Some of these applications and services can be shut down using Msconfig, nonetheless, some applications can be either hard to identify in the cluttered Msconfig window or simply do not show up in the Startup tab.
allows you to identify and optimize system startup routine by configuring programs order at system startup and by stopping unwanted programs and/or services. This open source app provides the option to set high program priority for important programs and delay the startup of others. You can also disable the automatic startup of selected applications and use an interactive startup mode with options to skip startup programs according to your requirements.
We are covering various Windows 7 features extensively, but today we are going to debunk a popular myth . The myth is that Windows uses the core while booting up, so by increasing the number of cores via Windows System Configuration you can decrease the boot time.
Remember the awesome guide we wrote back last year explaining an easy way to manage your startup programs, thus improving system performance. Well here is the problem, once you disable a startup program it will remain there forever in the list. To remove the clutter from the registry and to remove the useless program from the list of startup programs once and for all, someone has finally come forward with a solution. Read More
The best way to start your computer faster and improve the overall system performance is to reduce the number of programs that load when Windows start. Reducing the number of startup programs can help you in loading the Windows faster, saving RAM, and faster loading performance. Many people will be familiar with the way that requires installing and running Windows Defender, going to Tools > Software Explorer and from category selecting Startup Programs. This method works for many people but is not very effective. Read More