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#1 Julia G

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:24 AM

Hi,

İn W.7 does Realtek HD Audio Manager,

need to be on startup?

There is conflicting advise on the net

regarding it.

Does anyone here NOT have it on start up?

Thanks

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:28 AM

It's optional

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

Thanks for the reply,

it's optional you say,

You do NOT have it on your system at start up?

And what if any effect this would have?

İ unchecked it in msconfig,and it listed it under disabled.

İ don't want to disable it,

just REMOVE İT from start up.

How to do that ?

Thanks

Edited by Julia G, 23 July 2012 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hi Julia,
The Realtek HD Sound Manager is a completely optional program that you can choose to start up with Windows. However, because computers with this software generally have jack detection, if you disable this software, the computer will NOT be able to determine whether you have headphones / external speakers plugged in and if it is a laptop, it will just stick to the internal speakers rather than turning the jack on to output audio. If I were you, I wouldn't disable it.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

Thank you Eric,

yes unchecking it from start up in msconfig,

disables it.

The info you provided was very useful.

İt's so much better when you get a detailed answer.

Much appreciated! :thumbup2:

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

Do not use msconfig to make permanent changes to startup items. Msconfig was designed to be a diagnostic utility. If you want to disable startup items I suggest you use an app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

Allen,
Msconfig is completely fine for what she is using it for. The only thing that could possibly result is an unchecked list of startup items that were not removed. I personally prefer msconfig as it is simple and preinstalled.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

I'm not going to start an argument here and this will be my last post on the subject in this thread. I'm sorry, but Msconfig was designed to be a diagnostic utility. Permanent changes to startup items should be made with a utility designed for such uses (Starutp Control Panel, Autoruns, etc) or with the services.msc snap-in. The fact that you and many others misuse msconfig doesn't make it right. Please see the link I posted in my last reply. Also, I know that years ago Microsoft Technet had an in-depth white paper on the correct usage of msconfig which said precisely what I'm saying - I didn't make this up or grab the idea out of thin air :wink:

I don't really care what individuals do on their own system(s) - my only concern is when someone recommends something in a support forum (for others to do) that is not correct.

Okay, that's my 4 cents worth. Carry on :)

Edited by Allan, 23 July 2012 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

<<Does anyone here NOT have it on start up?>>

It's not an essential startup item...I've disabled it among my listed items per Autoruns.

The only essential startups are...Microst items, java, your firewall, your AV.

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