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#1 bob kupferer

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:02 AM

toshiba l-305, 3gigs ram, vista homel
I am looking for a program that identifies startup programs so that I can stop unneccesary programs from the startup?
thank you;

Edited by garmanma, 25 February 2010 - 10:19 AM.
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#2 garmanma


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:39 AM

There is no easy way to go about this
If you look at the top of this page, in the forum header, you will see a tab named Startup List
That contains some items
Others you need to research [Google is your friend]
They are too important to blindly start turning them off or to think there is a program that can do it better

Once you find the items, you can use Autoruns to disable them
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:13 PM

 I use WINPATROL to keep an eye on startup programs. Just highlight and disable anything you don't want - just as easy to reenable. (But as Garmanma says, be sure of what you are disabling).


This is a great program to have anyway, as it will give you a multitude of info about your computer and warn you of anything new trying to start.
I use the PRO version, but the free version will do what you require.

Edited by rowal5555, 25 February 2010 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

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#5 bob kupferer

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:02 AM

thank you for your help

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