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How to Disable Programs Running in the Background in Windows

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Published on Mar 9, 2016

Learn how to disable programs that run in the background in Windows. These background programs can prevent HP software from loading or installing correctly.

Learn more about resolving installation issues on our support site: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/...

The steps in this video are shown in Windows 10 but are similar for Windows 7, and 8.

For other helpful videos go to http://hp.com/supportvideos or http://youtube.com/hpcomputingsupport.

More support options for your printer are available at http://hp.com/support.

Steps to disable background programs:

Search Windows for msconfig.exe then select System Configuration from the results list. (Alternatively you can type msconfig.exe in Windows Run command.)
In System Configuration, click the General tab.
Click the box to select Selective Startup then remove the checkmark next to Load startup items.
Click the Services tab.
Click the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox, then click Disable all.
Click Apply, then click OK.
Restart your computer.

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