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Windows 7: start up programs

20 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If all you want to do is disable some apps from running at startup, msconfig is built in and does what you need. You'll know from the path and description what each app is, and if it is needed or not. No guide is going to help with this, because each system is unique.

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20 Aug 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lch41 View Post
another good program is winpatrol it allows you to pick what starts up also free. it has a paid version that tell you what the services that are running is for and it is not very expencive.
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+1 for that. That's what I use - also to set delayed startups.
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23 Aug 2010   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

msconfig works for me. That what I use.
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