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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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24. Removing Auto-Loading Programs

Memory is important, not just for you personally but also for your personal computer. The more memory your computer has, the more things it can do at once—and the faster it will run.

Unfortunately, your computer’s limited memory capacity can quickly get eaten by a plethora of programs and processes. It gets even worse when these are items you really don’t need or want—or even know are running. All this stuff automatically loading without your knowledge or consent is the antithesis of having Windows your way.

Too Many Running Programs Slows Things Down

Running too many software programs at the same time can slow down your system, by using up valuable and limited system memory. That’s right, the more programs ...

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