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Windows 7: Unknown programs running at startup

09 Feb 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What are you really looking for. There are no 10.000 ways to deal with the startups.


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09 Feb 2013   #12
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What are you really looking for. There are no 10.000 ways to deal with the startups.
other's input on turning off/disable ALL startups as you have advised. Only one member has come forth in disagreement.
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09 Feb 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I don't think that this is a popularity contest. You can turn on and off what you like. If you want more specifics, post all your startups first.
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09 Feb 2013   #14
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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I don't think that this is a popularity contest.
you need not be defensive, it was a simple request and I actually agree with your logic/reason.
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You can turn on and off what you like.
that is obvious.
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If you want more specifics, post all your startups first.
no need, I will simply disable everything and watch for any anomalies. if an issue surfaces I will be back.

cheers.
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09 Feb 2013   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
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The options are: ...
?

(seeking other's 'opinions')
If it was me, I would follow WHS's recommendations.
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09 Feb 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Golden. I am not sure what the OP was looking for. Startups are no rocket science. None (except the AV program and those that you started yourself - e.g. a dock or the gadgets) actually need to be started. They will start when needed. In the meantime they would just be buggers eating RAM.
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10 Feb 2013   #17
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Golden. I am not sure what the OP was looking for. Startups are no rocket science. None (except the AV program and those that you started yourself - e.g. a dock or the gadgets) actually need to be started. They will start when needed. In the meantime they would just be buggers eating RAM.
Perhaps I'm just not understanding you. Could you please elaborate on your statement that I highlighted above? Or maybe it is this part that I'm not clear on:
... and those that you started yourself

There are several things that I have disabled from starting. Are you saying that these disabled things will start if/when I manually start them? Is that what "They will start when needed" means? (I might need to replicate the command line switches to get the same functionality.)
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIconLaunch.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe" 60
There are things that I cannot disable or things will not happen automatically:
my files won't get backed up
my touchpad won't function
my VPN won't always connect

While not rocket science, I find "start ups" to be time consuming to research all that they do. If I disable them all (except for AV) then I'll need to know what to look for in order to know if there are any anomalies. For instance, the backup tool that I use has both a service and a tray app. I could assume that the tray app is just taking up RAM and disable it --- I wonder how long it would be before I discovered that my backups were not happening?

I'm not trying to start anything - I'm just looking for clarification of your position.

BTW, do you think that I can safely disable IAStorIcon.exe? It claims it will notify me of errors on my SSD.
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10 Feb 2013   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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They will start when needed

It simply means that no services will be left out in the cold when they are needed - regardless whether they were started at boot or not. Services that were started at boot may react a bit faster (and we are talking milliseconds) because they are already in RAM and need not be fetched from the disk, but they will be started, regardless.

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and those that you started yourself
That refers to such services like sidebar (gadgets), docks, snipping tools, etc. Those you have directly or indirectly started yourself. Either by checking a little box at installation time that said "Start at boot" (or something similar), or by moving them into the startup folder. If you disable those, your gadgets will not show up, your dock will not be there, etc. Those services do not get triggered by any program and would need to be started individually by yourself.
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10 Feb 2013   #19
Cel01

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I use Winpatrol also, have been for many years. Came out long before other programs out there that stop unwanted startups. Works ok for me and has other features also. Free version available.
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10 Feb 2013   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thx for the explanation whs. Apps that come pre-installed would still require research to know what they do. I would caution those finding this thread not to disable anything related to a touch pad on a laptop :-)
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