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I'm using 1.78Gb currently, but i'm surfing the web, have steam open, lisening to music, and programming with VS2010.
My opera browser use only 105 192k, so I'm fine.
The more you have ram, the more your system will use, I've double my windows ram usage by going from 2gb to 4gb.
So with 8Gb you are perfectly fine.
    
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I had them stopped in msconfig but then I ran them to see if they would show up in services.msc. Then I realized that services.msc is for windows processes only which does me no good. I want to stop other services from starting automatically.
Services.msc is not for Windows services only; I have several entries in there for non-Microsoft products.

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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
I have various processes from Adobe, Epson, Logitech, Java, and MS Office that I don't want starting automatically. Most of my Windows processes I do prefer to start automatically. What am I supposed to do then when you say msconfig should only be used for temporary changes?
Check these Registry entries:

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run

However, if they showed up as Stopped in msconfig, then there's no reason to be concerned about them because they're stopped.
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post #43 of 65
I'm using ~4.36 GB of memory with crysis 2 sitting in the background and 40 tabs open in opera. I can get up to 4-5 GB of memory by having both firefox and opera open. Its easy to do with a lot of tabs open in each browser.
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Win7 Ultimate 64-bit, I have The lastest Dev build of Chrome, iTunes, and Task manager (as well as a variety of background programs such as utorrent, MSE, Peerblock, Dropbox, and LogMeIn) and I'm sitting pretty at 1.8GB of memory used.
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post #45 of 65
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Services.msc is not for Windows services only; I have several entries in there for non-Microsoft products.


Check these Registry entries:

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run

However, if they showed up as Stopped in msconfig, then there's no reason to be concerned about them because they're stopped.
I'm referring to some things in the 'start up' tab of msconfig, not the 'services' tab... but I do now see that there are some services in services.msc that are not Windows services, still not the ones I have disabled in the 'start up' tab though.
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post #46 of 65
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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
I'm referring to some things in the 'start up' tab of msconfig, not the 'services' tab... but I do now see that there are some services in services.msc that are not Windows services, still not the ones I have disabled in the 'start up' tab though.
Those aren't services. Instead, they're just startup programs.

For example, I have 5 entries. Here are their common names:
  • Intellipoint (for my mouse, of course)
  • The Sidebar program for a gadget I'm using (the clock)
  • PureText (I can explain this program later)
  • Sticky Notes
  • MSI Afterburner

So yeah, there's no way I'm using msconfig to mess with any of those.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/27/11 at 8:25pm
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post #47 of 65
I got mine at 1.22GB for browsing the web. But I do realize that I have Avast Anti-Virus running in the background as well.
post #48 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Those aren't services. Instead, they're just startup programs.

For example, I have 5 entries. Here are their common names:
  • Intellipoint (for my mouse, of course)
  • The Sidebar program for a gadget I'm using (the clock)
  • PureText (I can explain this program later)
  • Sticky Notes
  • MSI Afterburner

So yeah, there's no way I'm using msconfig to mess with any of those.
Ok that's what I'm trying to find out... Why not use msconfig to disable start-up programs? What should I use instead? The start up programs are more annoying than most windows services. While some can be set in their own preferences not to start with Windows, others cannot. These are exactly what I have disabled from startup in msconfig.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Updater Startup Utility
Adobe CS5 Service Manager
EPSON Status Monitor 3
Logitech Camera Software
Java Platform SE Auto Updater 2.0
SBSV 2010/2/19 (something to do with Adobe)
WD Button Manager
Microsoft Office Onenote 2003 Quick Launch

I don't need any of those services to start with Windows. I just need them to start with it's associated program. I haven't experienced any problems from disabling them through msconfig. I would just like to know if there is a better way and why it is better.

I apologize to the OP, I don't mean to thread jack, but I think this information is still relevant to the thread:
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What is this Vista launch all over again ?

It's called superfetch/prefetch. It caches your ram for apps you normally run to speed up apps. It will clear the cache if the extra ram is needed.

Basically it's using the ram you payed for, and not having it sit there wasted like other OS's.

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Adobe Reader
Why do you have this? Just use Foxit Reader
Edited by Z Overlord - 3/28/11 at 11:20am
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Why do you have this? Just use Foxit Reader
Thanks I'll give it a try.
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