Vista's new Software Explorer tab in the Windows Defender tools offers a way
to either Remove or Disable programs listed in msconfig startup tab without
permanently running your computer in Selective Start-up mode (designed for
Previously I kept my misconfig startup edited down to almost nothing
(programs that needed to run at startup like drivers, AVG, and the OS started
even when I unchecked every item, but a few added themselves back in over
time). Last week I went to msconfig and checked all of the start-up boxes,
restarted, then went and disabled them all in WIndows Defender>Tools>Software
Explorer>Startup. I have had no performance issues, msconfig is now running
Normal Startup and all of my startup attention will now go to Defender.
Work for you?