1 - Go to the Start menu click on Run and type in MSCONFIG then click on Ok :
2 - In the MSCONFIG menu go to the startup section and remove the ticks from each of the boxes down the left hand side:
3 - Click on OK Then in the pop-up asking you to restart your PC, click Restart, (saving anything else you were working on beforehand):
4 - On restart Windows will show you the following window, click OK:
5 - Your Taskbar should now be empty and your system fully optimized:
This procedure deactivates your antivirus. Use this Safe Mode only to test how your PC runs the games.
Do NOT use the Safe mode setup to browse the internet or check your e-mail without re-activating your antivirus, firewall etc. Re-activating these programs is
easy: just go back to MSCONFIG (as described above) and re-tick all the boxes for the programs. By a process of elimination you
can activate or de-activate those that cause the largest system slow-down or those that are un-needed (like automatic media player updaters etc.).
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