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Why do you have this? Just use Foxit Reader
Ewwww..... ask.com toolbar? This is supposed to be better? I know about Adobe's security flaws, I've always just trusted my virus scanner to pick it up. Never had any problems yet.

EDIT: just figured out hitting decline allows you to continue without the toolbar, woot!
Edited by LastBucsfan - 3/28/11 at 12:22pm
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EDIT: just figured out hitting decline allows you to continue without the toolbar, woot!
Yes, if you avoid the crumby extras Foxit Reader is great. I guarantee you won't go back.
    
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post #53 of 65
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Ok that's what I'm trying to find out... Why not use msconfig to disable start-up programs? What should I use instead?
Services.msc, those Registry entries I showed you, and also the programs themselves. I explained this already!

Here are the registry entries again. Check them, and ask any questions you have regardless of what you think of your question (no question is dumb in my opinion):

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



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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
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:
I explained the better ways at least 2-3 times. I feel like no one is listening to me today.

Msconfig is not for making permanent changes; it is a program for making temporary changes in order to diagnose problems. It is a diagnostic utility.

Between Services.msc, those registry entries as well as the programs themselves, I guarantee you that we can take care of this in the way that you want to without using msconfig.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/28/11 at 7:40pm
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Chrome uses 90k per tab. Each tab is a differnt Process under my task manager.
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I explained the better ways at least 2-3 times. I feel like no one is listening to me today.

Msconfig is not for making permanent changes; it is a program for making temporary changes in order to diagnose problems. It is a diagnostic utility.
I understand you can't use msconfig if the service you want to modify doesn't even show up, but other than that, whats the harm?

Nobody cares about using the 'correct' tool if the one they are holding already does the job... If there are no drawbacks I couldn't care less if it's a diagnostic utility.
    
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Why do you want to use a diagnostic utility to make permanent changes, especially when I just made it easy to do everything you want without even touching msconfig?

I haven't used msconfig since the days of like Windows 98 because that was back when I didn't know any better.
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post #57 of 65
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Why do you want to use a diagnostic utility to make permanent changes, especially when I just made it easy to do everything you want without even touching msconfig?
A flat head screwdriver isn't a pry bar - but if one is already in your hand and will complete the job, are you really going to find a pry bar?

I just don't see what the fuss is about. I use which ever comes to mind, which is most frequently msconfig. If others do the same, and there are no repercussions, just let it be.
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That's Windows power, baby. When I first built my system it only used about 700-800MB of ram. As I went on using it and downloading things (updating windows, too) it's always hitting a constant 1.1-1.3. My laptop uses 1.5 constantly, 2.1 as of right now with 17 tabs open.. @#*& I have 17 tabs open.
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post #59 of 65
Ok, fine. Use msconfig.

Good grief.

However, here's proof that I am right, and it comes straight from msconfig's help file:

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Using System Configuration

System Configuration is a tool that can help identify problems that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. You can start Windows with common services and startup programs turned off and then turn them back on, one at a time. If a problem doesn't occur when a service is turned off, but does occur when that service is turned on, then the service could be the cause of the problem.


System Configuration is intended to find and isolate problems, but it's not meant as a startup management program. To permanently remove or turn off programs or services that run at startup, see Uninstall or change a program.
So again: use Services.msc, use those registry keys, and use the built-in options in the programs. Using msconfig as a startup management program (as a way to make permanent changes) is pointless.

Let me ask you this: in the Startup selection on the General tab, why is there an option called "Diagnostic startup"? Why is there one called "Normal startup"? It's because msconfig is not needed to do what you people are trying to do with it, and I think I proved that quite well already.
Edited by TwoCables - 3/29/11 at 2:41am
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post #60 of 65
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I am running windows 7 home premium.... i don't have anything open except google chrome.

Task manager is telling me i have 1.55 memory being currently used.

Is that normal given that i only have my browser open; that normal?
I sit between ~1.6GB-~1.8GB/1.9GB idle with just a browser open these days (and Steam running but not "open"). I also have ObjectDock.

When I first installed Windows, it was ~1.2GB, and ~1.25GB-1.5GB, then over 1.5GB-1.6GB was common, and now I generally sit between ~1.6GB at the lowest to ~1.8GB, so it seems it's been growing as time went on. With games, I'm easily ~3.25GB+.

Little starts at startup (basically just ObjectDock, Microsoft Security Essentials, and Steam). I'm currently sitting at 48 processes running now, with Firefox and Steam running, plus Microsoft Security Essentials in the taskbar, and Object Dock. Nothing else I know of. It's sitting at 1.91GB. Seems high-ish but performance isn't down at all and I have the RAM, so it doesn't bother me.
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