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Updates at the wrong moment while busy


immer

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Of late my PC is slow booting and I think the problem is things that want to update on startup. Norton is one, Adobe, Java and others. Sometimes the PC wont go properly at all till its rebooted just as I need to be doing my emails. I know I should know how to fix this but I've forgotten. Can you help please.

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Jock1e

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Configure Norton not to update at start up.[Not sure how to do that as I don't use Norton.]

Go into msconfig and untick java and flash as you do not need them to run at start up.

Stop windows updates from running automatically and just run the updates manually on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

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Jock1e

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Just checked my Eset for start up scans and did not find any way of stopping it at start up.

It only scans files at start up and does not do a full system scan I do that manually.

So not sure about Norton.

If using W/7 just type msconfig into the start box and then click on it when it shows.if XP it goes in the run box.

You want to go into start box when you get it open and see how many programs you have running at start up.See what ones that are not needed to run and untick them.

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kad60

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In Norton..>settings...>untick liveupdate...on right hand side.

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kad60

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You could also delay start-up on some programs.

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spuds

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If you have CCleaner or any other 'tweaking' programs on your computer, check to see if they have a 'Start-Up' part to the program. You can then perhaps disable some items from the start-up list.

If you are having general slow issues, then perhaps a little maintenance on the computer is needed?.

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northumbria61

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CCleaner does have a start-up option under the tools menu

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immer

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Thanks one & all !

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