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Windows 7: New laptop, what's not needed?

07 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
New laptop, what's not needed?

Here are a list of my new laptop's startup entries
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Yes HKCU:Run RocketDock "C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run Sidebar C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
No HKCU:Run rdshost wscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ComObject\update.js"
Yes HKLM:Run IAStorIcon C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
Yes HKLM:Run AVG9_TRAY C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run AmIcoSinglun64 C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun64.exe
Yes HKLM:Run RtHDVCpl C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
Yes HKLM:Run RtHDVBg C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe /FORPCEE3
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
Yes HKLM:Run Acer ePower Management C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer PowerSmart Manager\ePowerTrayLauncher.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SynTPEnh %programFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
No HKLM:Run iTunesHelper "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
No HKLM:Run MDS_Menu "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\MediaShow Espresso\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\MediaShow Espresso" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\MediaShow Espresso\5.6"
No HKLM:Run TaskMngr wscript.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ComObject\update.js"

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07 Aug 2010   #2


(Personally) I'd dump (un-install) AVG for a start,. Either ESET AV (I bought it so I have to say that),. Best free for 7 is MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)

Also you don't really need your Realtek auto start-ups unless you always turn on your PC/lappy with music.
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07 Aug 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The only ones you should keep are for the AV program (AVG or other) and the sidebar. The rest can be started when needed. That will happen automatically when called upon.
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


I only startup AV and gadgets (still called sidebar in 7) in msconfig with a 20 second boot time and instantaneous everything.
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07 Aug 2010   #5
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64

Big fan of WinPatrol. Easy startup garbage manager, among other things. My desktop and laptop have 2 programs each that launch automatically when I turn them on - and one is WinPatrol.
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08 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

It could had been wise either to post which bloatwares Acer supplied, you might want to get rid off. Some have to stay some have to be uninstalled!
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08 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

As long as the bloatware uses only a bit of disk space in the library, there is no harm done. It is only significant when they try to launch it either thru the startup programs or scheduled tasks. But that can be verified easily.
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08 Aug 2010   #8

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Download | The PC Decrapifier

Makes it nice and easy for you.
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09 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

will I lose any data if I use it?
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09 Aug 2010   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

No.. all it does is remove the pre-installed bloatware ... try it, you'll like it!
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