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Windows 7: Startup programs help

03 Jul 2012   #11
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Many Thanks everyone for taking to time to help me out with this. I think initially I will delay them for a while and if all ok then disable them.

Once again many thanks.

Andy


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03 Jul 2012   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
This is a personal opinion. Others may disagree. But I went into msconfig and disabled everything except my antivirus suite. No problems experienced. Anything that was disabled at startup is still available if and when I need to run it. The good thing about msconfig is if you disable something and find out it needs to run at startup, you can always go back in and enable it. No harm, no foul. :)
No disagreement at all. that's the way to do it. I may add that you also want to retain the ones you have started yourself - e.g. sidebar ( Gadgets ) or Rocket Dock or similar.
I agree with WHS, marsmimar, and others.

I also suggest checking your startup items from time to time...
You may be clean today, but next week might be different.

Some programs you want and install, may include "add on" things you don't want or need.
Usually you can decline the add ons, but you have to read all the install screens/instructions.

If you do turn off "Auto Update startups" for programs you use, it may become your responsibility to manually check for updates.
I suggest using Secunia PSI (ver 2) periodically to check your PC for updates needed.

Others may disagree, but that's my approach for an "ongoing" strategy...
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03 Jul 2012   #13
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Well I ws going to delay the startup of most of the processes but I could only find enable or disable.

How does one delay startup please ?
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03 Jul 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyonline View Post
Well I ws going to delay the startup of most of the processes but I could only find enable or disable.

How does one delay startup please ?
The easiest is with Winpatrol (free). It has the added advantage that Winpatrol alerts you any time some programs wants to muscle itself into the startups. But Winpatrol you have to keep in the startups to perform this function.

http://download.cnet.com/WinPatrol/3000-8022_4-10129149.html
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03 Jul 2012   #15
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyonline View Post
Brian, attached is the startup screen I hope you meant
Yeah, that's a lot of stuff stuffed in the startup. I thought Lenovo was good about keeping the bloat down. In fact, aren't they known for their "rapidboot" PC's?
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03 Jul 2012   #16
Andyonline

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks WHS I will take a look at this
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