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Windows 7: Which of these startup items may i disable?

06 Dec 2014   #1
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Which of these startup items may i disable?

Hello,

I am a bit unsure about which of these startup items are safe to be disabled for startup:



I have already selected some that I don't mind being disabled. Can someone help with identifying others? I use a ThinkPad W520, Windows 7 Professional (SP1).


Thanks


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06 Dec 2014   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

all startup items can be disabled and the computer will still function, personally I would just leave your A/V active and usb 3 if you have any usb3 devices
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06 Dec 2014   #3
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
all startup items can be disabled and the computer will still function, personally I would just leave your A/V active and usb 3 if you have any usb3 devices
The reason I asked is because of not disabling items and making things impractical for me. For example, lets say I disabled the Smart Audio thing and then my PC starts up quick but totally mute!! I don't want to disable any graphics thing and find out that I can't watch videos or anything because my graphics card isn't running. I have already selected certain things that I want to run when I need them. There are still items there that I do not know if they will affect major things.
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06 Dec 2014   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If you get a problem after disabling just go back in and re enable but nothing there can impact the operation of the machine
Have a read of this
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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06 Dec 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My desktops run just fine this way.
Remember that because something isn't checked in msconfig/Startup doesn't mean it won't start when needed.
It just means it doesn't start at boot and run in the back ground when not needed.

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Which of these startup items may i disable?-msconfig-startup.png


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06 Dec 2014   #6
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you guys. I will try to disabled a lot of them and see what happens. I'll report back after checking.
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06 Dec 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's good practice when installing stuff to pay attention and use the custom install options,
Unchecking the option to create a startup folder will keep the items from doing just that,
I would instead of automatically unchecking them from startup look in the programs settings to see if there's a option to uncheck = Start with windows !

Unchecking an item from startup via msconfig will eventually add Unknown listing when the item is either updated manually or uninstalled,
Then you'll have to use either autoruns or ccleaner to rid the listings from the startup list,
It's much easier to play attention during Install

Clean boot is a trouble shooting step not a permanent solution
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06 Dec 2014   #8
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am thinking about doing a factory reset eventually. I will be fine with a clean windows install too. Will the product key that I have be enough for that? Or will they expect me to buy another copy? This is what I am currently thinking:

Clean install:
- Gets rid of the bloatware

Factory reset:
- Doesn't get rid of the bloatware but every single necessary drivers and software will be present and I won't have to look for them elsewhere.
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06 Dec 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can disable ALL except AVG.
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06 Dec 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You can refer to my signature for Junkware removal = Bloatware removal for that option,

Clean install is always best,
Drivers are usually installed by windows updates any others are still going to be available via the manufactures website via your snid/ serial number of the unit which you can search for in advance to see what is shown,
Cheers.
Your not showing enough system spec's :/
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