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Isn't there a sticky around that explain how to remove a lot of the processes that start up with Windows? I currently have about 40 processes running on a new rig that I built, and for me that just isn't going to fly. I tried the Ultimate XP Optimizer Guide, but that didn't really remove any processes from what I could tell. Thanks.
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Check to see what is set to autostart with Windows... Look for configuration / settings menu options for whatever is running in your system tray (the icons by the clock).

I know there's a FAQ or three related to this so just do a search or manually look through that section.
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Originally Posted by Zulli85
Isn't there a sticky around that explain how to remove a lot of the processes that start up with Windows? I currently have about 40 processes running on a new rig that I built, and for me that just isn't going to fly. I tried the Ultimate XP Optimizer Guide, but that didn't really remove any processes from what I could tell. Thanks.
As you probably noticed in My guid you have to eliminate these processes from control panel then go into ''Admin tools'' then select ''Services'' and from there disable the services listed in the guid.
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go to start > run

type msconfig

click the services tab, select hide all microsoft

then click disable all

You can then go to the applications tab and turn off whatever programs you don't want to start up with windows.
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Originally Posted by metalman2785
go to start > run

type msconfig

click the services tab, select hide all microsoft

then click disable all

You can then go to the applications tab and turn off whatever programs you don't want to start up with windows.
Actually its the startup tab lol.
And I would recomend looking over what services you disable because you may disable something you need for a program to run ie firewalls, antivirus, disk defragmenter etc
Of course if you dont use the program constantly it would save a bit to disable them but remember that you did so you arent wondering why your programs arent working.
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Originally Posted by metalman2785
go to start > run

type msconfig

click the services tab, select hide all microsoft

then click disable all

You can then go to the applications tab and turn off whatever programs you don't want to start up with windows.
That is also another good method but is only for third party progrma processes and not windows processes which my guid talks about.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
That is also another good method but is only for third party progrma processes and not windows processes which my guid talks about.
Hey, dont take this the wrong way...guidE has an 'E' at the end but you've done it 3 times in a row, so I thought I'd lend a hand.
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Hey, dont take this the wrong way...guidE has an 'E' at the end but you've done it 3 times in a row, so I thought I'd lend a hand.
Yeah just noticed that lol
post #9 of 16
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I disabled 95% of the things your guide suggested. I still have about 40 running processes. I also only have my sound card software, aim, and mouse drivers start up with windows. Those are the only icons in my taskbar. Which Microsoft services,(run-->msconfig-->services tab) can be disabled? I already disabled the ones that I don't need after hiding all the Microsoft services.
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post #10 of 16
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I disabled 95% of the things your guide suggested. I still have about 40 running processes. I also only have my sound card software, aim, and mouse drivers start up with windows. Those are the only icons in my taskbar.
Well the othther runnig processes will be either windows essential processe or your third party software..Also some windows updates can creat processes. When your disabling the processes i hope you are stopping them then in the tab selecting disable then apply.
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