I'm helping a friend configure their new Sony Vaio laptop. It came with a lot of software preinstalled with Windows 7 and although being top of the range, feels sluggish. At startup it has over 100 processes running. (On my own built PC I only have 45 at startup). What is the easiest way to cull these processes and reclaim some performance?
Start ==> Type the word msconfig
in the search box
Right Click the Result and select Run As Administrator
On the 'Start Up' tab, you will be able to choose which programs you want to run and which you do not.
Save... yes.... yes....