I have a question about my start menu. I wanted to see what programs start. I right click on the (start) button,go to start menu and click. I see a folder that is named (programs) then 7 other icons. they go as follows,activation,Microsoft update,new office,open office,set programs to access & default,win catalog,win update. Are all these programs starting and running in the background all the time? If so can i delete um and have a faster comp?