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Windows 7: What can/cannot be disabled

06 Feb 2012   #1
JohnReg

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
What can/cannot be disabled

I want to speed up my computer start-up performance, so I've went into system configuration then the startup tab. What I want to know is what is safe to disable and what isn't? Here is a list:

Intel(R) Common User Interface (igfxtray.exe)
Inter(R) Common User Interface (igfxpers.exe)
Microsoft Windows Script Host
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver - (this is the touch pad isn't it?) If it is - I don't use the touch pad at all.
Power Management (Acer)
Microsoft IntelliPoint
Realtek HD Audio Manager
HD Audio Background Process
Launch Manager (LManager.exe)
IAStorIcon
I also have Acer Backup Manager but that appears to be disabled already.

So which ones is safe to disable? I'm certain that Realtek is the systems audio devices. Personally, I don't need them at start-up, but the question is what ones are safe to disable? I don't want to cause any issues with the computer. Thanks.


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06 Feb 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

ALL that stuff you can disable. I miss the AV program. That should stay - if you had one.

Should there really be a problem (which I doubt), you can always reenable the bugger. There is also the option to set the one or the other to delayed start (maybe 2 min). Then you won't notice the startup.
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06 Feb 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Install Microsoft Security Essentials
now and run a full scan.

Leave everything else unchecked. They are freeloaders on your startup, RAM, CPU and spy on you.
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06 Feb 2012   #4
JohnReg

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks whs and gregrocker - I have disabled them all.
In regards to antivirus software, I have Norton360 so I'm protected.
Thanks.
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06 Feb 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, Norton does not show in the startups.
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06 Feb 2012   #6
JohnReg

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

See image here. I have configured Norton to aggressive at start-up. Should Norton be showing up in the start-up panel? Because Norton is showing that it is secure, etc.
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06 Feb 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No, no. You are OK. My Norton is not in the startups either. They have their own ways.
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06 Feb 2012   #8
JohnReg

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks then guys. I will mark the thread as solved.
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06 Feb 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome.
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