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What are the unnecessary processes that I can stop from starting on startup?

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I have 87 processes that come up and I know where to go to stop them I just don't know which ones I should stop.
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I recommend going to Black Viper's Service Configurations page for the particular version of Windows you're using to configure it yourself (use Services.msc, not msconfig). This is because your usage habits can be completely different from the usage habits of someone who tells you which Services to disable which has the potential of leaving you confused about why something no longer works.

So here's what I recommend doing (and it is WELL worth it):
  1. Once you're at BV's Service Configurations page for your version of Windows, click the first service name and read about it. On most of these pages for each service, he has something to say about it in his own words located in the "Additional information" section. Plus, the "General Information" text is helpful as well.
  2. Choose a setting for the Service you are looking at based on what you see on BV's "Wiki" page for that service. Try to avoid caring about whether or not your setting of choice happens to be the Default setting.
  3. Do this for each service until you've done all of them.
  4. For each Service that you have which is not listed on BV's Service Configurations page for your version of Windows, visit the "Strange Services" page.
  5. If you don't see all of those services (err, "Processes"!), then I actually recommend Googling them.
  6. If you are concerned about your Google results, then ask about them in this thread.

When you're finished, I guarantee you that you will be happy with the results.
Edited by TwoCables - 1/31/11 at 6:29pm
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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