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Windows 7: How to change the order of startup programs

26 Jun 2011   #11
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I stopped using startup managers like WinPatrol because they add to Startup time and can have issues.

Best to just turn off everything except AV and gadgets unless there's one or two others you can't wait to startup when needed. Windows 7 performance will show its appreciation.

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26 Jun 2011   #12

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
For absolute best performance uncheck all Startup items except AV and gadgets in msconfig>Startup. Only let in those you can't do without starting up with Windows 7. Startup Programs - Change

For even better performance replace the MucAfee bloatware with lean lightweight MSE or Avast 6.
Agreed. When I went from Mcafee to MSE, MSE even found a Trojan missed by Mcafee.
If you do switch, be sure to use the uninstall tool provided by Mcafee.
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26 Jun 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I stopped using startup managers like WinPatrol because they add to Startup time and can have issues.

Best to just turn off everything except AV and gadgets unless there's one or two others you can't wait to startup when needed. Windows 7 performance will show its appreciation.
+1
Sometimes you will find that you also need to also let the synaptics touchpad driver install.

Greg has given you some excellent advice. If you would like you can use the following procedure and we can look at precisely what msconfig shows as starting.

LIST OF STARTUP PROGRAMS USING CCLEANER


CCleaner | Tasks icon | Startup tab | click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon in the top panel of a Message Reply window, attach the .txt file generated by CCleaner.
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26 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I stopped using startup managers like WinPatrol because they add to Startup time and can have issues.

Best to just turn off everything except AV and gadgets unless there's one or two others you can't wait to startup when needed. Windows 7 performance will show its appreciation.
Each to their own of course Greg. I've used WP for years and suffered only one minor glitch with a particular update. Otherwise it's always saved me far more boot time than it costs. When I installed Soluto (for a looksee) it calculated that WP added under two seconds. It suits me because it delivers the volume of starts I require in 44 seconds, whereas Windows/msconfig is over a minute.
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26 Jun 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Remove McAfee and install MSE....problem solved.
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27 Jun 2011   #16
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oaken View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I stopped using startup managers like WinPatrol because they add to Startup time and can have issues.

Best to just turn off everything except AV and gadgets unless there's one or two others you can't wait to startup when needed. Windows 7 performance will show its appreciation.
Each to their own of course Greg. I've used WP for years and suffered only one minor glitch with a particular update. Otherwise it's always saved me far more boot time than it costs. When I installed Soluto (for a looksee) it calculated that WP added under two seconds. It suits me because it delivers the volume of starts I require in 44 seconds, whereas Windows/msconfig is over a minute.
I have to agree. I use it all the time (the pro version) and never had a problem. I like it especially for easy of delaying startups. Besides it is a good watchdog.
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27 Jun 2011   #17

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For the every day user, MSCONFIG is plenty. For the advanced user, there is autoruns, procexp, and procmon.
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27 Jun 2011   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

If you have no startups besides AV and gadgets, which gives best performance, why would you need WinPatrol or Soluto? To delay System services?

Just askin.
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06 Mar 2014   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
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I know this is an old thread but I was looking for a solution to the same problem. If anyone is interested there's a few decent enough solutions here:

Speed up your Windows startup with these tricks | Winaero
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