Here is all the information you need on how to speed up computer using free software that will find and eliminate bottlenecks. Many times, it’s simply eliminating calls to programs or files that no longer exist but that being looked for at startup. The best application you can start with is AutoRuns.
AutoRuns by Microsoft (Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell) is excellent at displaying all the files that are set to run automatically when your computer starts. Over time you install and remove programs either manually or by simply upgrading software – too often, software uninstall programs leave old files in the autorun section; remove these orphaned files and you’ll speed up the computer.
Download the Autorun and you’ll see how easy it is to use. Simply look for entries where the startup files being referenced are not found and uncheck them. You’ll be amazed at how many entries there are and what a difference cleaning this up will make on your computer speed!
I’ll add more programs as I come across them…