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Windows 7: Trying to increase my boot time

04 Mar 2012   #1
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 
Trying to increase my boot time

Hi guys,

Lately I have realize that since I got my new laptop, I have all this default program/services that start up but I feel like I can do better.
I've disable two or three programs but I am not sure on the other ones, whether they need to runned or not.
I am trying to figure out what I need and what I don't need... I am not sure if you guys can help but it's worth a try :\

Thanks


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04 Mar 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is only one program that needs to be in the startups and that is your AV program. ALL the others can be disabled. - unless there are some that you want like the sidebar (gadgets )or a dock.
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04 Mar 2012   #3
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is only one program that needs to be in the startups and that is your AV program. ALL the others can be disabled. - unless there are some that you want like the sidebar (gadgets )or a dock.
what is my AV program?

I also need my wireless internet program, audio program,etc.. or else I wont be able to do things like go on the internet or listen to music =P
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04 Mar 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

AV program = your anti-virus/anti-malware program.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Mar 2012   #5
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

But that's not true though. I changed my start-up to Basic and I couldnt go on the internet because I didn't have the program as a start up same thing with my sound... :\
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04 Mar 2012   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

?? Whats not true ?? I'm not sure what you mean.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Mar 2012   #7
nitraxx

windows 7 [64-bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
?? Whats not true ?? I'm not sure what you mean.

Regards,
Golden
oh I am sorry :P

the fact that all I need is my AV program to start up
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04 Mar 2012   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Leave all the Micosoft Services as they are, and then your anti-virus program.

Regards,
Golden
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04 Mar 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Yes. And may be a third party firewall if you have one.

But my advise would be to leave all that you have got well alone for two or three months. In the meantime please send a snapshot of your program files Folder to get an idea as to what all programs can run. And also a snapshot of the Startup programs in "msconfig".

As for your audio drivers and network adapter, you cannot normally stop them unless you take some out of the way steps. That is why they weren't mentioned in the responses that you got.

Incidentally how many seconds is your boot time at present?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is only one program that needs to be in the startups and that is your AV program. ALL the others can be disabled. - unless there are some that you want like the sidebar (gadgets )or a dock.
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04 Mar 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Any service will be started when needed. E.g. your mouse pointer service will start as soon as you move the mouse. Same with the others. Things like the AV, the gadgets or a dock are different because nothing triggers them to get started. A service needs an 'external' interrupt to know that it is needed. So if e.g. you start a music file, the interrupt is there and the audio will get going.
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