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Is it safe to disable all startup services?


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Stryker06

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Somebody recommended to me that you don't need to in fact have any services starting up during boot-time and he said that I could go into msconfig and uncheck all the startup item boxes. Is this a pretty save idea? could there be any harmful consequences in doing this?
Advice appreciated,
cheers,
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If you stop the firewall and anti virus it would be unhelpful

Stop the obvious ones, media players and adobe etc
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The best way to deal with start-up items is to use msconfig to identify what is starting up and then research the individual items so you yourself can make an intelligent informed decision on what you want starting. HERE is good source.

Personally I never let anything start I have not approved myself. Although I find it easier to allow items that I use at all times to start automatically, rather than take the time to manually start them every time I start my computer. Agreed it slows down the start-up but manually starting them takes time too.

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Thanks, I'll let the ones that I think are important startup and disable the ones I'm absolutely sure of that I don't want to start.
And that link was useful. Thanks :tazz:
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I use Mike Lin's StartUpCPL. It puts an extra tab in the Control Panel (Gee, MS, are you paying attention?) and lets you switch start ups as desired.

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

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Cool, thanks for the link Czarina :tazz:
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gerryf

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the very best services info can be found here

http://www.blackvipe.../servicecfg.htm
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