Disable background applications

Background applications - especially programs which require bandwidth (chat clients, FTP programs, web browsers, etc) - may contribute to choppy gameplay, a low framerate, and other symptoms of lag. Unnecessary background applications can cause, slow performance, errors during the installation, issues with Audio/Video in the game, crashes and other errors.

  1. Press Windows key + R.
  2. Enter "msconfig" in the entry field and hit enter.
  3. Select the "Startup" tab and hit "Disable All" button.
  4. Go to the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" checkbox and then hit the "Disable All" button.
  5. Click the "OK" button and close the utility, and restart your computer when prompted t