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Hi i have a comp with alot of programs i need but it slows down my laptop on start up and i need help understanding which ones are safe to not start at startup
i will post SS's of my msconfig, and i will put a list of the ones i have unchecked already







STOPED ALREADY
atiptaxx
VersionCueCS2Tray
Acrotray
REGSHAVE
LAUNCH~1
qttask
iTunesHelper
MsnMsgr
NMBgMoniter
feedreader
WCESCOMM
Google Toolbar Notifier
Skype
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What do you need is the betteer question.
Really, you could stop about half of those.
CTFMON isn't really needed, I stopped it and no errors have occured from it.
You could disable PC Sync, I am pretty sure if you connect your phone, it will still work.
The only ones I would recommend you leave on, are anything to do with a manufacturer, a computer component (Graphics card, Sound, erc), about 5 % of microsoft services, and anything related to path=registry keys.
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there are services you can disable as well
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youare better off using 'services.msc' to disablethe ones you dont need running, such as, if you dont use wireless stuff you can disable all the wireless related services such as wireless zero configuration, remote desktop, remote registry etc etc, just right clik on the service left click on properties, change the default (automatic/manual) to 'disable' from the drop down menu.
    
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all the services look quite important, if stopped and i need the application, when i do start the application will the service start again?
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post #6 of 9
services and startup are different, first do the startup ones in msconfig, then go to the services, you wont gain much from the services though
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I have 29-30 processes going when idle. Here's how I did it:

In the beginning, I Googled something like "unnecessary services", and I looked at many different sites and disabled them all (well, not all of them, as I knew of 1-3 that I personally needed). I did this using services.msc. I'm very glad I did it. My mom's laptop has 74 processes running. But because I did this, my computer only has 29-30 (minus Firefox, a game, etc.).

Then I started Googling the names I saw in the Task Manager in the Processes tab. And then by doing that, I ended up finding these two regedit keys on one or two of the websites which I now check regularly (I even have them in my regedit Favorites):

For this first one, I call it "Main Run" because it's the one where almost everything ends up. If I see something in here I don't recognize, then I Google the name. to see what it is.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\ CurrentVersion\\Run

This next one I call "Other run" because it's only on occasion I'll find something in here. There are never anymore than 2-4 in here. Ever. At least on my computer.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\C urrentVersion\\Run

I don't recommend msconfig because it's just not as cool as my method. Not only that, but by using msconfig, you're changing from the Normal to a Selective Startup. I prefer everything to be as "normal" as possible for peace of mind.

Also, check Add/Remove Programs for things you know you didn't install. Google them to find out what they are, and if it's something you do not want in your system, then uninstall it.
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not sure about startup programs, but here is a good site for processes (which ones you can safely turn off, etc)

great search engine! - http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/
    
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
not sure about startup programs, but here is a good site for processes (which ones you can safely turn off, etc)

great search engine! - http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/
Hey Flatliner, try Googling Unnecessary services, or disable unnecessary services. That'll save time rather than searching on each one.

I mean, I'm the kind of person who says "just tell me which ones to disable, and I'll begin to understand after that."
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