How to Access the System Configuration Utility in Windows XP
How to Access the System Configuration Utility in Windows Vista and Windows 7
How to Use the System Configuration Utility to Disable Services
1Click the Startup tab at the far right.
2Browse through the list of items after you click the Startup tab. These are the programs that automatically startup every time you turn on the computer. Some of these programs are necessary, but others are not.
3Uncheck the items you do not need to run at startup. Only uncheck items you recognize and know you don't need. If you don't know what it is, do not change it.
4Click the "OK" button when you are finished.
5Click the "Restart" button to reboot your computer when prompted.