Ok.. sometimes i don't want programs on my computer to run in the background. i go into their settings or properties.. and try and disable them. but only to find out that when i go into start up program's listing using msconfig.exe i find they are still running in the back ground.
so needless to say. i have quite a few programs that I don't need or use taking up valuable resources on my old computer. any other way to disable it from running in the background on the task bar so it doesn't take up resources?
i don't want to uninstall the programs.. just have them not run in the background when i have no intention of using that program for weeks or months some times.
don't think this is anything useful but my computer is only running win XP on 512 megs ram. so any ram i can get back would be a good thing.