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Aryan King

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In trying to get my computer to start up faster I was going to try to stop some of the services or startups that appear in the System Configuration Utility-but I do not know what most of the lists of "things" are.

Am I on the right track to speed up startup or not?

Is there a way to decipher(besides trial and error or guessing) the cryptic coding of each line of services or startups to determine exactly what it does or is supposed to do?Right or left mouse click does nothing.
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fleamailman

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hi, welcome to geekstogo, do you mean a list like this,

http://www.castlecops.com/slet-a.html

as an idea it stands good to first use msconfig to see which starts up there are, then check them in then link given and lastly disactivate those which you are sure are unneeded at startup, and even remove the program from add/remove programs afterwards, disactivation often shows what would happen if a needed progam is removed and simply it can be reactivated in the same manner.

Edited by fleamailman, 17 September 2007 - 12:06 PM.

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latigid

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The only startups really required are the firewall, anti-virus and those programs you specifically want.
All other programs can be used when needed.

The easiest way to see and delete startups is in ccleaner (Tools/startup) button.

http://www.ccleaner.com/download/

Edited by latigid, 17 September 2007 - 08:44 AM.

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happyrock

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also you can use blackvipers settings for services...KEEP A LOG OF WHAT YOU CHANGE...you may need it to get back to where you are...I don't agree with all his recommendations...
setting the ones your not sure of to MANUAL is supposed to be safe as windows will start the service if its needed ...

this is more on getting your system to boot faster...
if this is a desktop you can go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..

also go to ...start...all programs.....startup ...delete anything in there like office...they are just shortcuts that are not necessary to start with windows...the programs themselves are not removed they will no longer start with and slow down the boot process
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msconfig is sort of a master control panel for the system, and changes there are sytem wide. Most users find that using msconfig the way it has been suggested is problem free. Others occaisionally have difficulties.

Services should not be managed from msconfig without sure knowledge. When a service is stopped from msconfig it quits immediately, and msconfig shows services that do not appear in services.msc. Ending those vital system services from msconfig may result in serious system difficulties.
To get to the Services interface, just type services.msc into a Run box.
I like The Elder Geeks info: http://www.theelderg...vices_guide.htm


The most user-friendly start-up control method I know is free WinPatrol: http://www.winpatrol.com/ Its start-up list is easily managed to "Enable" or "Disable" programs and processes from starting automatically with Windows, and the application offers many other value-added features as well.

For what I have learned about controlling my start-ups and other basic system stuff, with web addresses of useful tools and informational sites, see my Vox: http://doc1101.vox.com/ The links are not "live." Copy and paste the URLs to your browser address bar.
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