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Windows 7: Safe to remove startup in msconfig


25 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Safe to remove startup in msconfig

Hello my computer(Asus notebook running windows 7 64 bit) is showing that I am using 1.5 gb of RAM when I close everything.
I have a lot of 'processes' that are running and i'm afraid to kill an important one, of course manually killing each one of them will be useless since they will start up everytime i turn my computer on, so I made a screenshot of what programs autorun and want to know which are safe to disable.
Any more information that would help you help me ? :P



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25 Aug 2012   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Most are safe to turn off apart from Anti Virus, however if you turn something off and you lose functionality, just go back and enable it!!

msconfig - boot faster and crash less.


1. Click on the Windows 7 start icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

2. Type msconfig in the search box and then either press enter on your keyboard or double-click on the msconfig program that appears in the search results.

3. Windows 7 will launch Microsoft's System Configuration Utility. Click on the Startup tab.

4. This takes you to a page with a list of "startup items." Startup items are programs that are automatically loaded every time you turn on your computer. Some startup programs are absolutely necessary e.g Anti Virus, others are simply a waste of RAM.

5. Click on the OK button.

6. A message will pop up telling you that you must restart your computer before these changes will take effect. Click on "Restart" and your computer will automatically reboot.

7. That's it! Your computer should now boot faster and crash less.

If you ever want to turn on any of the startup items you disabled with msconfig , just run msconfig again.

Most are safe to turn off apart from Anti Virus, however if you turn something off and you lose functionality, just go back and enable it!!
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25 Aug 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

You can turn off the Java update feature, and just go and can get the updates manually, all it seems to do is notify me of any updates. You probably could turn off the Apple Push program too.
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