Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What Startup Programs Can I Disable?

21 May 2013   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would disable everything except for the Rocket Dock and the Java updater. All the others will be loaded when needed.
Yeah that's pretty much what I was thinking too. I was going to leave Skype on there as well because I use it EVERY day. I was probably going to disable Java Updater though because I typically go through my computer every other week or so and update everything manually all at once. Thanks for the input.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I highly recommend staying away from Black Viper and any such program.
I recommend staying out of Windows services. You will find no help there.
Everybody system is different. Here is mine.
Thanks for the tip. I was more or less just curious about the Windows Services tab because I have never messed around with it. Also thanks for the pics, it makes it a lot easier than saying what is Enabled / Disabled.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is not XP. It's the leanest OS ever which needs no old-school Service tweaks.

Nor does it need anything starting with Windows other than the AV, stickies/gadgets if you use them, any sync. So you can uncheck everything else in both msconfig>Startup and >Services after hiding all MS Services.
Thanks for the input. I was wondering why everybody says to hide the MS services? I figured those are the ones you would want to disable because I am sure you don't need half of them...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 May 2013   #22
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Thanks for the input. I was wondering why everybody says to hide the MS services? I figured those are the ones you would want to disable because I am sure you don't need half of them...
Not exactly, Jack.

Windows 7 is the best WIndows ever because they learned from Black Viper to set all Services not absolutely needed at boot to Manual. Before they thought they needed them on Automatic so they could start fast enough if needed. But Windows 7 Developers created Fast Triggers to solve this.

So you shouldn't really edit any Windows 7 Services because trying to do so will create unintended consequences.

What you can do is focus as you are doing correctly on what is shown in msconfig>Startup and disable all but your AV, any gadgets, stickies or sync you use.

Then you can do the same in msconfig>Services but only after Hiding All MS Services because all of them are needed and should not be touched.

Is this clearer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Thanks for the input. I was wondering why everybody says to hide the MS services? I figured those are the ones you would want to disable because I am sure you don't need half of them...
Not exactly, Jack.

Windows 7 is the best WIndows ever because they learned from Black Viper to set all Services not absolutely needed at boot to Manual. Before they thought they needed them on Automatic so they could start fast enough if needed. But Windows 7 Developers created Fast Triggers to solve this.

So you shouldn't really edit any Windows 7 Services because trying to do so will create unintended consequences.

What you can do is focus as you are doing correctly on what is shown in msconfig>Startup and disable all but your AV, any gadgets, stickies or sync you use.

Then you can do the same in msconfig>Services but only after Hiding All MS Services because all of them are needed and should not be touched.

Is this clearer?
Aha light bulb! I understand what you mean now, that actually makes total sense now that I think about it. Thanks for putting it into laymen's terms for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 May 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

JackALope52x,

sorry for the miscommunication...
My reference to newbies was not directed toward you. It was a general statement in that portion of the dialog prompted by the context of that portion of the dialog.

If you want an easy way to keep Java updated, there is a control panel included. It is not readily available. You have to know where to find it. The path is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe". I have a shortcut saved in a folder on my desktop. Under the update tab I have the following selections: notify me before downloading, and check for updates automatically. Reading the information contained in the update tab should give you an idea whether or not you want to use the Java control panel.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2013   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drpepper View Post
JackALope52x,

sorry for the miscommunication...
My reference to newbies was not directed toward you. It was a general statement in that portion of the dialog prompted by the context of that portion of the dialog.

If you want an easy way to keep Java updated, there is a control panel included. It is not readily available. You have to know where to find it. The path is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe". I have a shortcut saved in a folder on my desktop. Under the update tab I have the following selections: notify me before downloading, and check for updates automatically. Reading the information contained in the update tab should give you an idea whether or not you want to use the Java control panel.
Don't sweat it drpepper. I totally understand what you where getting at and no offense was taken.

Also thanks for the tip on the Java update. I never realized that and it will come in handy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2013   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What Startup Programs Can I Disable?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: What Startup Programs Can I Disable?
Thread Forum
Solved Which start-up programs can I disable Performance & Maintenance
Solved Which programs are safe to disable with MSCONFIG Startup tab? General Discussion
Programs and Features - Enable or Disable Tutorials
Solved Are disable startup programs disabled for every users General Discussion
How disable balloons in all programs ? Customization
Startup programs not opening during startup General Discussion
Recent Programs - Enable or Disable Tutorials

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33