Desktop Computer users chat about the inconvenience of not having a single point of entry to various programs and system settings and many agree that Microsoft should have added a Start Menu in at least one version of Windows 8, like the Windows 8 Enterprise edition for instance. This would have been a nice move for decision makers and IT administrators alike considering deploying the latest operating system within their organizations! The Start Menu functionality speeds up users’ tasks especially when opening system related programs and settings.
Windows 7 advanced users such as; administrators would normally invoke system tools like Computer Management, System Configuration, Performance Monitor, and others quite often, and would like a quick and easy way to access these tools from one place. By default, Windows 7 does not display Administrative Tools on the Start Menu.
By default, the Recent Items option in the Start Menu is disabled in Windows 7. This feature is quite useful and at times helps ends users be more productive. It can be enabled as follows:
Although startup times are the result of many variables that differ from one computer to another, the following steps will help you optimize this time. Most commercial applications perform similar actions, therefore, it is wiser to have some knowledge about the startup process and perform the changes yourself, as you are in the best position to decide what is essential or not required in your system. Remember, that third party applications are generic and can do unwanted changes!