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Afternoon all, this is a rather noobish question but I'm just getting back into the hobby. My build is 3 months old.

I have quite a few programs in my taskbar when windows starts and I'm wondering how many of them I can eliminate. Or which ones need to keep running in the background.


Programs consist of:
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Samsung Magician
Asus EZ Update
AI SUITE III
NVIDIA GeForce Experience
post #2 of 11
Unless you are using Intel RAID, Nvidia ShadowPlay or Nvidia Shield, you can get rid of everything except for the realtek software (and you could probably kill that too if you don't care about adjusting your audio settings).

That said, they do have functions, and you may not WANT to get rid of them if you actually use them.
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You can get rid of any of the ones that you're not using. These are there for your convenience, not for the proper functioning of your computer. So, you're the best one to answer this because only you know which ones you are using. ;)

 

All of these are accessible via other 'routes'.

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post #4 of 11
goto start
type msconfig
goto startup
untick the programs you wanna void on the startup

hope that helped thumb.gif
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

goto start
type msconfig
goto startup
untick the programs you wanna void on the startup

hope that helped thumb.gif

 

Msconfig is for diagnosing problems, not making permanent changes. To make permanent changes, use either the program in question, Services.msc or the Registry. Using msconfig is kind of like covering up a light bulb that's on. It's still on, but you just can't see it because you covered it up. Using the program itself, or Services.msc or the Registry is like turning the light off and removing the bulb and unplugging the lamp.

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post #6 of 11
or you can do it my way download Ccleaner run it open tools -> startp and disable the ones you dont want make sure if you have a RAID setup dont disable it you got antivirus dont disable it

Hope that helped thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Msconfig is for diagnosing problems, not making permanent changes. To make permanent changes, use either the program in question, Services.msc or the Registry. Using msconfig is kind of like covering up a light bulb that's on. It's still on, but you just can't see it because you covered it up. Using the program itself, or Services.msc or the Registry is like turning the light off and removing the bulb and unplugging the lamp.
ya you are right but you have to search the program you wanna disable n that boring wink.gif btw OP wat twocables is say is right if you are not lazy like me you do wat twocables said thumb.gif or use Ccleaner
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ya you are right but you have to search the program you wanna disable n that boring wink.gif btw OP wat twocables is say is right if you are not lazy like me you do wat twocables said thumb.gif or use Ccleaner

 

Msconfig shows where it is in the Registry, and Services.msc is sorted alphabetically by default. :)

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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Unless you are using Intel RAID, Nvidia ShadowPlay or Nvidia Shield, you can get rid of everything except for the realtek software (and you could probably kill that too if you don't care about adjusting your audio settings).

That said, they do have functions, and you may not WANT to get rid of them if you actually use them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

You can get rid of any of the ones that you're not using. These are there for your convenience, not for the proper functioning of your computer. So, you're the best one to answer this because only you know which ones you are using. wink.gif

All of these are accessible via other 'routes'.


I know which ones I have settings switched.

I just don't know if the program needs to start everytime windows does / run in background for the settings to take effect.

I have surround sound setup in audio driver
Fan speeds setup in aisuite 3

Other then that i don't mess with anything.
post #10 of 11
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I know which ones I have settings switched.

I just don't know if the program needs to start everytime windows does / run in background for the settings to take effect.

I have surround sound setup in audio driver
Fan speeds setup in aisuite 3

Other then that i don't mess with anything.

Go ahead and uninstall everything nvidia related, and then reinstall just the drivers and physx components, and none of the audio, 3d, shield, experience, etc stuff unless you actually use them. You really don't want those on your system if you don't use them, even if they are disabled.

Disable the rest of the things you don't use from starting up. None of them are critical.
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