Here’s something that I got in my inbox:
How do I remove the unnecessary programs running in the background of my computer. When I look at my task manager under processes I see there are loads of programs running I don’t know which ones to take off and how to. Can you please help me with a easy way off only running the necessary programs needed to run my computer. Thank you so much if you can help. Andrew
Well now, limiting our discussion to Windows XP and 2000 and the like, it does run a lot more at startup, if you were used to what the likes of Windows 98 and ME told you in the past. This is partially because 98 & ME hid a lot of information and XP doesn’t, and mostly because 2000 and XP are far more sophisticated.
Operating systems these days are far more sophisticated because our needs are more sophisticated, and they have to cope with whatever a new user throws at them so a lot of stuff has to run at startup because it doesn’t know what you want to do and has to be able to cope with whatever you throw at it.
That said, if you know what your needs are and what you can switch off, there is a very good guide written by a guy named Black Viper. His site isn’t around now, but has been reproduced in lots of places. This is a nice starting point here.
One thing that you have to make sure is to backup everything on your computer prior to making some major changes. According to the Carbonite offer code experts at R-Fate.com, a lot of people make the big mistake of not backing up all their computers prior to making any major changes such as cleaning up the hard drive of unnecessary programs.
Check out the video below to learn about Carbonite online backup.
Online backup solutions are very affordable and should be part of your arsenal of tools for business continuity and redundancy, which is very important for the survival of your business. On a personal level, you also have to make sure that you backup your computers to make sure that you do not lose any important data or software from accidental removal.
You can always invest in online backup solutions for your personal use through the use of an offer code discount on Carbonite. Now for businesses, a better way to get started is to use an offer code for Carbonite business, which is no doubt worth the investment. These solutions are all Windows compatible and will not affect the performance of your computers as they have low memory usage as work in the background while you are using your computer.
Again, it is important that you backup your computers prior to doing some necessary cleaning just to make sure that you have some backup in case something wrong happens to your computer.