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Windows 7: Startup Programs - Change

06 May 2013   #150
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I believe the software will still auto update its just you don't need them running when the PC boots up .


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06 May 2013   #151
gregrocker

 

The program will check if its up to date when you run it. Updaters are spyware that are not needed.

Google is pernicious spyware which tracks your every move and pastes interest ads everywhere you go. I would uninstall any Google in Control Panel and stay signed out of their sites. Use the stable Google search box built into your browser, but do not use Chrome. You can also mitigate this spying some and at least stop the ads from profiling you by running Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative.
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07 May 2013   #152
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hi gregrocker and vistaking, tq very much for your answer. i've disabled many things now including google update.
i have 1 thing that's still enabled that i want to disable and need you guys take once again on it.

do you guys disabled the startup option of java platform auto-updater...?

I've read a couple months ago about java security problems and stuff, so... to be honest i want to disable it, i like having as little startup program as possible.. but how and when does java auto-update if i disable it...?


cheers,

KP!
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07 May 2013   #153
gregrocker

 

If you don't enable the Updater then the program will normally update when you run it.

Do you know that you even use Java? I've stopped including it on my installs and no one has been prompted for it yet as far as I know.
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07 May 2013   #154
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you don't enable the Updater then the program will normally update when you run it.

Do you know that you even use Java? I've stopped including it on my installs and no one has been prompted for it yet as far as I know.
Totally agree with Greg. I uninstalled Java about 2 years ago and haven't missed it at all.

I also followed Greg's advice about disabling everything except my anti-virus program in msconfig>Startup and >Services. Again, no problems at all and everything that was disabled still gets required updates when I run it.

You might be interested in a free product called Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector.) It checks your installed software and lets you know if something needs updating. I run it once a week (just before making my system image) just to double-check things. And it too can be disabled at startup.

Free Computer Security - Personal Software Inspector (PSI) - Secunia
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02 Jul 2013   #155
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You could also do this with gpedit.msc
User Configuration - Administrative Templates - System - Login - Run these programs at startup
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02 Jul 2013   #156
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
You could also do this with gpedit.msc
User Configuration - Administrative Templates - System - Login - Run these programs at startup
Providing you're running 7 Pro, Enterprise or Ultimate since gpedit isn't included in Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions.

This previous Forum thread has some info about adding gpedit to those versions:

Reliable Tweak to add gdedit to Win 7 Home Premium
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02 Jul 2013   #157
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
You could also do this with gpedit.msc
User Configuration - Administrative Templates - System - Login - Run these programs at startup
Providing you're running 7 Pro, Enterprise or Ultimate since gpedit isn't included in Home Premium, Home Basic and Starter Editions.

This previous Forum thread has some info about adding gpedit to those versions:

Reliable Tweak to add gdedit to Win 7 Home Premium
Unfortunately it's no longer available with this message at the link for this.

11 Aug 2012. The download is no longer available and comments closed.
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02 Jul 2013   #158
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Unfortunately it's no longer available with this message at the link for this.

11 Aug 2012. The download is no longer available and comments closed.
How about this?

Or don't you support associations with AskVG?
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02 Jul 2013   #159
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It doesn't matter to me where you link. It's just that I have never seen a method to enable GPEDIT on unsupported editions that worked or worked without issues. That's the main reason why I never did a tutorial on it myself.
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