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Windows 7: start up programs

19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
start up programs

so when my computer starts up all these programs that i dont want start up... how can i choose which programs to start up?

also if you could include a list of programs the start up that dont need to that would be nice

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19 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Only your AntiVirus program has to be in the startups. All others can be disabled. Press Start > type msconfig > hit Enter > go to the Startup button. There you can disable all that junk. And don't be afraid - nothing bad will happen.
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Startup Programs - Change is a good place to start. Tutorials at the top of every page.
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19 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello illway1.

Here's an easy to use guide that will help you disable some of that stuff, have a look at the link below; just use Option One until you get it figured out.

Troubleshooting with MSCONFIG
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Here is a free program that may useful to you. It will tell you which programs you definitely can stop from loading, etc. Might be easier for you.

Soluto Anti-Frustration Software

A Guy
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19 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

Or if all else is hard or confusing, you can just get CCleaner and use that to disable what you don't want. It's free and works great, Google it if you wish to try it out.
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20 Aug 2010   #7

7 Ultimate 64-bit

I agree with CCleaner it's easier than typing msconfig, just go into startup programs and delete all the ones you don't want
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20 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

CCleaner, their official website, you can download it here; CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
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20 Aug 2010   #9

windows 7 and windows xp

another good program is winpatrol it allows you to pick what starts up also free. it has a paid version that tell you what the services that are running is for and it is not very expencive.
BillP Studios - WinPatrol 18
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20 Aug 2010   #10

windows 7 and windows xp

also I would not use msconfig because you can cause a lot of problems with your operating systems with just
one wrong click or crash it completly
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