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Windows 7: How to change the order of startup programs


23 Jan 2010   #1
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 
How to change the order of startup programs

When I got a Win7 computer from Dell, McAfee was already installed.
How can I change the sequence of the booting order of startup programs.
For example, I would like to place McAfee proram at the end of the booting sequence for the startup programs. hummer


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23 Jan 2010   #2
ccatlett1984

 

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23 Jan 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I am not aware of any setting or third-party program that allows you co choose the order in which the startup programs are run at boot time. If anyone knows, I would be very interested.

That said, any anti-virus program has their internal settings that affect their behavior at boot time. For example my NOD32 is set to do an automatic startup file check at boot time and user logon. One can turn that off and gain maybe a second, maybe few seconds of boot time. But the security drawback is huge, so I would never recommend meddling with that.

Now, the above example makes me think that the anti-virus is being loaded in the very beginning of the boot sequence, otherwise it won't be able to do anything useful at boot time.
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23 Jan 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

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23 Jan 2010   #5
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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26 Jun 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no need for extra software. Just do a delayed startup (by a few seconds). You can do that in e.g. Services (Properties of the service). If you happen to have WinPatrol, it is even easier.
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26 Jun 2011   #7
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is no need for extra software. Just do a delayed startup (by a few seconds). You can do that in e.g. Services (Properties of the service). If you happen to have WinPatrol, it is even easier.
The extra software was for changing the sequence of startup items. I don't think natively that you can do this without the software.
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26 Jun 2011   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hummer7 View Post
When I got a Win7 computer from Dell, McAfee was already installed.
How can I change the sequence of the booting order of startup programs.
For example, I would like to place McAfee proram at the end of the booting sequence for the startup programs. hummer
I do NOT recommend changing the start order when dealing with your anti-virus program, in this case, McAfee. There is very sound reasoning behind having the anti-virus software up and running BEFORE anything else.
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26 Jun 2011   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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 Win7. Startup Programs - Change

For even better performance replace the MucAfee bloatware with lean lightweight MSE or Avast 6.
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26 Jun 2011   #10
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
For absolute best performance uncheck all Startup items except AV and gadgets in msconfig>Startup.[/URL]
The only trouble with msconfig is that it doesn't show all startup items...

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For even better performance replace the MucAfee bloatware with lean lightweight MSE or Avast 6.
+1 for that suggestion.


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