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Windows 7: Whats in your Startup?

18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 32-Bit
Whats in your Startup?

Just wondering what's in everyone's Windows 7 Startup.

Here's mine:
Avira Personal Edition
Microsoft Security Essentials
Catalyst Control Center
Windows Sidebar
Google Update

Post yours!

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18 Nov 2009   #2


Why???? Who cares what's in your start up?
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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 32-Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Why???? Who cares what's in your start up?
Random curiosity of what programs people run.
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18 Nov 2009   #4


Do you mean programs or just any old background utility?


Security Essentials
Live Messenger

Other crap:

Some nVidia crap
Google Update
SoundMax crap
Quicktime crap
Some Office 2010 crap
CS4 Service Manager crap
Two other Acrobat pieces of crap
Another Office 2010 p.o.s

I used to watch what was loaded at startup, but since I got an SSD I don't really care anymore.

By the way this install is <7 days old. Amazing how much junk some programs will load.

Oh yeah and this all boots to a usable desktop in under 40 seconds (<3 SSDs)
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Why???? Who cares what's in your start up?
He would like to know what's in other people's startup for the same reason why many of us want to see each other's rigs and/or desktops: Curiosity.

Has it never occured to you that perhaps TehWall is a rookie, and is interested in learning about what is good and what is bad, what is safe and what is not safe to keep in the startups?

Perhaps though TehWall should has rephrased his question to "What do you have in your startups, and why?". In any case, here is mine:

This is just a little configuration utility for my sound card.

An Alcohol 52% utility that mounts the last used virtual drive.

Windows Live Messenger that I use for live chatting with my buds around the world.

Nero Home. This one I have disabled.

A Torrent download client.

Contrary to popular belief, the sidebar in Windows 7 is not gone. It's just not as visible as it was in Vista, and gadgets are displayed on the desktop.

Avast! Anti-Virus

Adobe Reader "Speed Launcher". Yeah, right, like saving an extra .25 seconds to open a PDF document is making much of a difference, so I disabled this one.

I have not disabled any services, and am running with the normal set of services that are installed with Windows.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Microsoft Security Essentials only. Most of the programs put in there, will run on demand and have no need to be resident.
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Microsoft Security Essentials
NVIDIA Driver Module
MagicDisc (Mounts ISOs)

That is all for my startup
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18 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Windows Live Messenger
Daemon Tools Lite
eVGA Precision
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19 Nov 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP


I do not allow any free riders on my Startup. If I want em, I will open or start em.

That said, I have to have my Avast AV, MS gadgets and StickyNotes start up with system. Nothing else.

How many dozen hitchhikers you have in your backseat your didn't know are there? (hint: msconfig>startup)
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19 Nov 2009   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

these are mine i have security wares ect but these are the ones i like to startup with
stardock objectdock
yahoo messenger
yahoo widgets
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