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Windows 7: Slow start up-what can i safely remove or disable?

09 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Slow start up-what can i safely remove or disable?

Which files do I absolutely need to keep? Which can I disable in start up? Which could be virus or redundant?

Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer
My Drive Connect
Power Reg

AcroTray-Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
ThinkVantage Access Connections
Apple Push
Absolute Notifier
Intel(R) PIconStartup -this appears 3times
Hotkey Driver
SmartAudio Control Panel application
Access Connections
ThinkVantage Communications utility
FMAPP Application
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

Thanks for the help.

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10 Mar 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I imagine you can start up with all of those disabled. Whether that would make any difference on your system is another question. Never heard of most of them, but Windows shouldn't require any of them to start. I'd leave anti-virus enabled if you have one.
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10 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

I'd say all except Synaptics Pointing Device Driver for your Touchpad.
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11 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I'd say all except Synaptics Pointing Device Driver for your Touchpad.
disabling it won't effect badly on touchpad performance
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11 Mar 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Buster please remember that when something does not start up at boot doesn't mean you can't use it when needed.
All it does it not let it start at boot and run in the background when not needed.
Example would be a program like Office.
You wouldn't want it to run in the background until you need the program. When you need it all you do is tick on it and it will run as usual. When you are done with Office all you do is close it and it goes back to waiting for you to tick it again.

My Startup are set like this and things work great.

Slow start up-what can i safely remove or disable?-msconfig-start-up5-29-2013.png

I use NO auto updates. Which means the owner operator of the computer must manually check for updates. Not hard to do. I do it every day and it only takes a few minutes.

I don't use a laptop so I would follow Ztucker advice and keep your Pointer Device Driver for the touch pad at first. I don't have a way of testing because I'm a desktop person.

I'd say all except Synaptics Pointing Device Driver for your Touchpad.

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11 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks everyone,
I appreciate your help. I followed your advice and only allowed the pointing device at start up an it worked well. I also found some tracking cookies that were causing some problems as well and removed them. This is a great forum, I'm really glad I found it.
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