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#1 cway1

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:35 PM

Hello,
I am trying to learn how to enable and disable certain start-ups and services in msconfig so that I can see if it makes a significant difference in boot up and performance speed on my Lenovo, running Vista Home. Is there an analyzer software that can look at my start-up and services and tell me if its good or bad to enable/disable, or what it actually does? Or do I have to google each individual item to find out what each one does?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:38 PM

First, be sure to only use msconfig as a diagnostic utility - do not use it to make permanent changes. Second, be careful when making changes to services. Third, if you have a specific issue you might just want to tell us what it is and maybe we can help.

But to answer your question, here are a couple of sites:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

http://www.speedyvista.com/services.php

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:50 PM

Yes, diagnostic only. Just trying to get some reps in, and have a better experience when I run through virus/spyware removals and cleanups. Thanks soo much, blackviper did not come up for me (error 404-page not found) but speedyvista works good!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:51 PM

Hmmm - blackviper's link works fine for me.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

Ok, got it now. Minor typo. Thanks again!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:38 PM

you should just be able to click on the links in my post :)

Anyway, good luck. Post back if you need more help.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:23 AM

The FREE Ccleaner has a program startup section under Tools, that allows you to select prorgrams that can be 'enabled', 'disabled', or 'Removed' from the startup list.
I would suggest that you only disable one at a time and do NOT Remove any from the list.
If you are not sure what a program is for, check it out in the list at Sysinfo. Either look in the A to Z or type the name in the search box. It will recommend what can be disabled and what needs to run at startup.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

Ok thanks Dave, I will give that a try as well

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:23 PM

BTW - to make "permanent" changes to services go to START - RUN - services.msc




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