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Windows 7: What programs do I need?

11 Mar 2016   #1
S34T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
What programs do I need?

I've been experiencing a slower computer lately and didn't know what startup programs were not necessary and useless and those that are essential and useful. I also had the same questions for services too. The screenshots are the attachments and I want to know what are useful and essential and what should go.




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11 Mar 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You need no startup programs at all - Zero. If and when a program is needed, it will be loaded when it is needed.
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11 Mar 2016   #3
S34T

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You need no startup programs at all - Zero. If and when a program is needed, it will be loaded when it is needed.
I disabled all start ups. How about services? What should be kept running?
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11 Mar 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The services I would leave alone.
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