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Windows 7: Startup Program Safety

08 Sep 2012   #1

Startup Program Safety

Which of these programs is safe to diable in the startup and which should I keep going.

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08 Sep 2012   #2

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

All of them apart from your Anti Virus, If something doesn't work after turning them off just go back and enable it.
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08 Sep 2012   #3


Well, I just did that, and enabled them all again, and now I cant disable my trackpad anymore.

I NEED my trackpad disabled and enabled during gaming sessions..

EDIT: all the other fn keys work, just the trackpad disable feature doesnt. (I cant even type right without the hitting the trackpad and messing everything up)
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08 Sep 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Do you have a System restore point from before changing the startups? I would try that 1st. You can always use TouchFreeze for when typing, but that won't help you when gaming.

System Restore

A Guy
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09 Sep 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

In the list there is a "ELAN Microlelectronics corp".

They do trackpads (among other things). Try enabling that.
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09 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I see Avast and Trend Micro. Are they serving the same functions, namely active anti-virus protection? They can and will conflict, and cause a slowdown in responsiveness.
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09 Sep 2012   #7


I jus removed Trend, I also did the ELAN thing and that stil did nothing. I would rather not have to reformat my drive, as I just last weekl downloaded my 30 gigs of steam games. Redownloading them would put me over my limit.
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10 Sep 2012   #8

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

re-enable them all, then disable one at a time, and see if you can still kill the trackpad.

It's tedious but it's the only way to find out. Still, do you really need to stop stuff on startup?
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10 Sep 2012   #9


I am posting a video to show you the original issue I had with the startup, it also take about double the length my older laptop did to startup. In the video you will see lots of black screen time and a spinning clock after I enter my password. That is something my old laptop never did. Old one just went straight to the desktop.


yes i realize it's sideways
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10 Sep 2012   #10

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

(what's up with youtube links? even mine get auto-broken like that)

It does that even if you disable all from the above list?

I notice that your logon screen isn't standard. There is something written on the top of the screen. You tried reverting that to standard?

Then, what about startup delayer?

It allows you to delay the launch of most of that stuff after you are logged in, when the computer is idle. Just leave free the antivirus and the really critical ones (experimenting is the only option).

In the older days, Soluto would have been better, but now they added those stupid networking features.
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