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    hi, i have win xp, and i would like to know which programs are not needed at start-up. i know you wont know exactly what i have, but i can assume there are some programs which we all have that dont need to start at start-up. also as far as i know you have to type msconfig in the run box, and then what do i do if i want to disable some programs at start up. thank you

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Run->msconfig->startup tab->uncheck

    - DON'T uncheck anything Windows-related
    - ONLY uncheck programs you are 100% sure of you don't need. If in doubt , don't.

    => This might be useful.

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    Goto control panael mate ,admintools ,services,then right click ,properties ,disable these on start-up.Copy/pasted from a text file i keep for when i install windows.

    Alerter
    Application Layer Gateway Service,
    Application Management
    Automatic Updates
    Background Intelligent Transfer
    Clipbook
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Distributed Transaction Coordinater
    Error Reporting Service
    Fast User Switching Compatibility
    IMAPI CD-Burning
    Indexing Service
    IPSEC Services
    Messenger
    Net Logon
    Net Meeting
    Help and support
    Network DDE
    Network DDE DSDM
    Portable Media Serial Number
    Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
    Remote Desktop Sharing
    Remote Registry
    Secondary Logon
    Smartcard
    SSDP Discovery Service
    Telnet
    Uninterruptible Power Supply
    Universal Plug and Play Device Host
    System restore(i dont use..i image my system every few days so theres no need for it)


  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    ok, thank you, that link you posted fred, where can i get 'the ultimate troublshooter' from looked on overnet and no luck, or is there another program similar to that. i have lots of programs running in the background that i dont need and can be erased but some of them im finding hard to find and erase

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    this site is a very good guide to almost anything you could possibly have in your startup

    and if you want to tinker with the services.msc this is a good guide to which you should disable
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    the stuff that has been posted here is really helpful. ok i have disabled quite a few things now, not that it seems to make a difference that i can see, but i am sure i have disabled a process which remebers your passwords or has something to do with passwords, when i was disabling this process i read a little bit of its description, i now cant log onto things on the net where i had the password remembered and i cant even find which process it was that i disabled concerneing passwords, i hope you can tell me the name of this process so i can enable it because i am going mad trying to find the dam thing :helpsmile:

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    did use the settings in the "safe" column? - if you did try setting everything to the "default" column, i didn't have any problems with the safe settings myself
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    Protected Storage Service should be set to Automatic to remember your passwords.

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/protected_storage.htm

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    thank you all, it was protected storage settings, i had it disabled, but i actually want it enabled which i have done now. and to darth, yes i did all the 'safe' settings only. i think this info should be readily available to everyone, i think its very important. oh just to ask, but when i bring up my task manager and in 'processes' there are things what i dont want how do i delete those completely, for example, i have a registration reminder for my printer which loads up and is ready to remind me to register in 2 weeks how can i erase that completely? REMIND32.EXE

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    Nightwolf's Avatar Old Guy
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    Run msconfig, click on the Startup tab, and uncheck everything you don't think you need. Restart your PC to make sure everything still works right. If you want to completely remove those unchecked items so you can go back to Normal Startup, do this...


    Start/Run/Regedit

    For items that were in the Start menu, Programs, Startup folder:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder. You'll find a subkey for each disabled item.

    For items loaded from the Registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg. You'll find a subkey for each disabled item.


    Before you delete anything in Regedit you might want to use File - Export to save each key to a .reg file so you can easily restore them if you have to.

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