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Windows 7: Help Eliminate unnecessary startup menu programs

18 Dec 2012   #1
plevesque

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Help Eliminate unnecessary startup menu programs

Wish to clean up windows 7 and have too many programs starting up that may not be necessary. I do not know which ones are essential. Help please.


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18 Dec 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Use this tutorial Method three and go to the Startup tab and post a screenshot of msconfig startup tab area.
Startup Programs - Change

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18 Dec 2012   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You really only "need" a couple of start up programs. What exactly depends on you and how you use your machine. Personally I only have 3 programs starting on my machine, Anti-Virus and a couple of cpu monitors/wifi utilities.
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19 Dec 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Most tech enthusiasts would never run the bloated factory preinstall which throttles Windows 7 native performance. Consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 using only the tools and methods which assure getting and keeping a perfect install.

Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware.
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19 Dec 2012   #5
TechGrinder

Windows 8 Professional 64 bit (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit as a Virtual Machine).
 
 

Unnecessary startup programs and services can be deactivated by the 'System Configuration' in Windows 7.

1. Type 'msconfig' or 'system configuration' in the start menu.

2. Open the correct search result. If you typed 'msconfig', you'll have to click the 'msconfig' option under the 'programs' section. If you typed 'System configuration', you will have to click the 'system configuration' option under the 'programs' section. However, they both bring the same dialog.

3. Go to the 'startup' tab of the System configuration dialog box that opens up when the previous step is followed.

There, you will see the list of programs and services that start upon booting of Windows. You can mark them or unmark them as needed. Then Click 'Apply', afterwards click 'OK'.
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