1. Use the Task Manager to review startup programs.
3. Disable startup entries in the Windows registry.
4. Use a tool such as CCleaner to identify and remove unnecessary startup programs.
5. Optimize settings in your web browser to reduce the number of processes it launches at startup.
6. Use Windows Services to control which programs start automatically with the system.
7. Consider using a lightweight startup manager program to control what starts with the system.
8. Configure your antivirus program to only launch when needed rather than at startup.