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Windows 7: What startup programs are necessary?

21 Feb 2012   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

msconfig>stratup is one thing but I'd be a little cautious what non MS services you uncheck under msconfig>services.
eg. uncheck "Macrium Reflect Image Mounting service" and you won't be able to mount Macrium images - at least my experience.


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21 Feb 2012   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Wouldn't a user advanced enough to use mounting know that Service is needed to mount their images? Do you have another example?

One can always google the entries to see exactly what they are.

I find that some Startups hide in msconfig Services tab so they won't be turned off. I only want free riders of my choosing.
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21 Feb 2012   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wouldn't a user advanced enough to use mounting know that Service is needed to mount their images?
Not necessarily. One could assume the service would automatically start when called on.
Others may fall into this category and my point was to use caution.
I haven't got any other examples because I haven't bothered looking.
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22 Feb 2012   #24
RommoR

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

my startup programs had entries named "igfxtray" and "persistence", is it safe to delete?
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22 Feb 2012   #25
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

igfxtray is an app from intel for their graphics cards. The app stays in the system tray so that you can change some settings. It is fine to not having that run. I'm not sure about the other one.
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22 Feb 2012   #26
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RommoR View Post
my startup programs had entries named "igfxtray" and "persistence", is it safe to delete?
More info here. You can disable it.
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