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Windows 7 Startup Programs

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#1 sailinstuff


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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:35 PM

I have a new W7 Dell notebook and I'd like to eliminate any unnecessary programs starting at startup.

Starter lists:

Adobe Reader
Desktop disc Tool (Roxio)

W7 System Configuration lists:

Alps Pointing-device Driver
IDT PC audio
Intel® Common User Interface
Intel® Common User Interface
Intel® Common User Interface
RAID Event Monitor
Adobe Acrobat
Cyberlink Power DVD
Roxio Burn
Java ™ Platform SE Auto Updater

Can someone advise which programs are not necessary for the computer to function properly after startup?


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:14 AM

The only one you will need on is Alps Pointing-device Driver. I don't see any anti-virus you should install one asap, and then scan your computer.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:32 AM

Seems to me you have a persistant one here.

Intel® Common User Interface
Intel® Common User Interface
Intel® Common User Interface

3 entries for the same start up.

There is a program that can safely delete those, however, I must stress this program can be dangerous if used the wrong way.

The program is called CCleaner.

It has some useful uses and some dangerous uses if you use it incorrectly.

Here is the link to download it. http://www.piriform.com/

Install the program and start it up.

On the left side, look for the word TOOLS

Then look for START UP on the left side and click this tab.

You will notice there is the list of programs slated for starting up when windows starts, just like the MSCONFIG command opens.

You may see entries which are greyed out, these you most likely unchecked using the MSCONFIG utility.

You can choose to disable this start up by un-checking it, or you can remove it entirely by clicking the delete tab to the right.

This will remove this entry permanently from the Windows start up in the windows registry. Make sure you back up the registry first, CCleaner will offer to do this, do not choose NO to this question. it will save a back up to a folder you select.

Only delete 2 of the duplicates of these:

Intel® Common User Interface
Intel® Common User Interface
Intel® Common User Interface

If anything just keep one and delete the other two.

And if you want to disable the one that is left, you can do that there as well.


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