Speeding up MSWord

MSWord has this habit of auto-loading all of your templates. This can create a severe slow-down of your computer when booting into MSWord. To fix this:

The solution: Move .dot files from
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
This allows you to prevent Word from automatically opening the templates every time you restart the program. You can then select them through the standard templates and add-ins screen under the “Tools->Template and Add-ins->Add” menu.

Via LifeHacker