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Windows 7: Bloatware?

05 Sep 2013   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can't grow (enlarge) the Msconfig window

Most people that have more than 1 screen of Msconfig startup items enabled post multiple screen shots.
Capture and save a screen, scroll down to the next "group" of startup items, and capture another screen print...
Include in your post as many screen print images as needed.

Thanks for updating the specs
I still can't tell if you have a pre-built, home-built, custom-built, ...
MY GUESS is a pre-built (HP, Dell, ...) because you need more than 1 screen print to show all enabled Msconfig startup programs.

You can also use other tools that list startup items and can display more in 1 screen than Msconfig.
i.e. CCleaner lists startup entries in the Tools.

If you have more than 1 Msconfig screen of startup programs checked, imho that is too much...

Hope this helps,
David


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05 Sep 2013   #12
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post

You can also use other tools that list startup items and can display more in 1 screen than Msconfig.
i.e. CCleaner lists startup entries in the Tools.
Which can be saved as a text file and uploaded as well.


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05 Sep 2013   #13
edee

Windows 8 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium x64 dual boot
 
 

I think of bloatware in terms of software that is created with erroneous or unneeded parts of the program that does not affect the software from doing it's main function. Added parts of the software to make said software look more attractive to the user.

Bloatware - software that will cause your computer to run slowly and take up unneeded system resources.
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05 Sep 2013   #14
MourningStar

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

yes, store-bought HP Pavilion. I now recall another item I was not too fond of and disabled - a sort of HP-specific dock. And once a month an HP h/w diagnostic tool fires up. I have tried to turn it off permanently with no luck. It just does not seem to honor the disabling settings for some reason. But it does permit me to alter the schedule! Anyways here is my msconfig startup. I was dealing with an unrelated problem and removed many of my custom startups, so I no longer need to 'grow' the window. :


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05 Sep 2013   #15
x BlueRobot

 

I consider bloatware to be unnecessary programs which tend to cause problems and just take up system resources. You could think of bloatware -probably where it got the name- bloating your computer; filling with junk files and programs.

Your MSCONFIG seems okay to me, could you expand the Name field and then post another screenshot?
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05 Sep 2013   #16
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
... could you expand the Name field and then post another screenshot?
yes, can you be specific and id the column title?
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05 Sep 2013   #17
x BlueRobot

 

Expand the Startup Item section, you will able to slide it across, keep sliding it until the entire name of the Intel entries show.
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05 Sep 2013   #18
MourningStar

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

as requested :


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05 Sep 2013   #19
x BlueRobot

 

Thanks, and I would leave it as it is for now, but those Intel programs can be unchecked if desired.

intel(r) common user interface programs, running at startup. - Microsoft Community
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05 Sep 2013   #20
MourningStar

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

so, looks like my machine did indeed come with s/w being referenced here as bloatware. The only s/w I physically removed from the factory-supplied programs was Norton because of all the scary & negative commentary. The rest I simply disabled (except for that pesky h/w diagnostic tool that runs once a month. Maybe I'll tackle that one next).

So, is it still 'bloatware' even if it is no longer running or being used? Now I have 'some' idea what it is. Next : where it is.
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