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Windows 7 64 bit Startup programs

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#1 Acer17


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

Which startup programs are vital, and which aren't at startup? I'm trying to optimize the flow
of the system, and from what I've been told, not all programs are necessary, for
safe and efficient, pc performance.

My system configuration STARTUP tab reads:
Launch Manager
Registry Monitor
HD Audio Control Panel
Search Protection
Catalyst control center (Which is fairly annoying I must add with the pop ups at startup)
Super Antispyware
Synaptics pointing device driver
Vprotect application

Please note that I have more startup programs, however they are programs like:
OoVoo, Skype, Acer arcade...Entertainment programs, and programs I can do
without an initial startup. The ones I did list, I'm not completely sure if they
are vital programs, I couldn't afford to do without an initial startup. In a nutshell, of the programs listed,
which are strongly reccommended to be enabled for startup?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

IMO, SAS is the only program you listed that merits being run at boot.

If this is a laptop and you use the touchpad...then the Synaptics driver should be allowed to install.

FWIW: Starting any of the other programs you listed/mentioned...only results in resources being used that the corresponding programs associated with...will automatically initiate...there is no advantage in running anything you mentioned (other than the two possibilities I already touched on) from boot.

VProtect is part of AVG, http://pcpitstop.com/betapit/tips/swdetail2.asp?swid=939868814&conid=24822270&report=Software .


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