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Alright so I have few running, but rather not have anything running unless needed, first off all do I need Catalyst Control Center running at startup? I do not overclock...also Intel rapid storage technology? Do I need that at startup? and what about Realtek hd audio manager? The only startup program I think I need is Microsoft security essentials but I don't know if it's safe to disable what I listed, without problems.
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Cant disable CCC, that would cause your graphics card to run the generic driver and only run 2d mode.

I wouldnt disable Realtek because thats your audio driver, though i suppost you could disable it if you really wanted too.

Rapid Storage can be disabled, all it really does is monitor your harddrives for inconsistancies and warn you if something is wrong.

None of the programs should slow your boot speed though, they are all really small.
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Cant disable CCC, that would cause your graphics card to run the generic driver and only run 2d mode.
I wouldnt disable Realtek because thats your audio driver, though i suppost you could disable it if you really wanted too.
Rapid Storage can be disabled, all it really does is monitor your harddrives for inconsistancies and warn you if something is wrong.
None of the programs should slow your boot speed though, they are all really small.

Thanks for the quick response +rep and CCC only manages my video card...the drivers are already installed o_O realtek...It just sits there giving me the option to change eq etc...nothing essential...
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Ccc cant be disabled without taking the driver with it as far as i know. I know this because then CCC crashes you have to reboot before you can play games (with amd's beta releases anyway). Realtek can be disabled as it is just a second driver for sound, windows 7 has its own built in driver that does the basic audio. If you have something fancy like a 7.1 surround sound system though windows driver wont work
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http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/07/top-10-ways-to-speed-up-windows-boot-time/


Check this link out. It helped me to optimize my system for speed, and there is now a noticeable little boost when I fire the rig up. There a few other things I've read about, like disabling search indexing and some other stuff..
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Those programs are so small. I would advise getting Speed up my Conputer or Game booster. It disables the services you do not need up. Also CCC you need that up. It's only like a MB at most not much. real tech is for your audio. Need that I would keep the Intel one up just in case.
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