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Windows Task Management Start up programmes

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#1 TC8


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

I have 75 programmes running in the task management and probably twice as many programmes on there saying stopped my laptop is so slow because of this, can I try and delete all of the stopped ones? I have been trying to have a look at the 40,000+ database but I think I just keep getting the top 10. Half of the names I have searched have come back as not found. I have a very bad short term memory and I am finding all of this very difficult as the programme names are normally a group of letters and numbers, some of them make sense when you see the explanation but with this memory of mine I find it a huge headache. As you can tell I'm a bit of a dinosaur with all this modern technology so please excuse the lack of computer lingo. My question is, Is there any easier way of sorting out my startup programmes? I've written down the programmes in my add and delete programmes that I have on my laptop just incase I lose any of them but I do fear that I don't need a few of them either. So perhaps I have 2 problems. Would you recommend SUMo, Revo Uninstaller or Defraggler? I use CCleaner every day which I know is simlar to Defraggler. I noticed a while back that when my updates install the list just gets longer, do the old installations ever get wiped off? I would appreciate any help whatsoever, please be patient with my poor brain. Thanx TC8

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

If you do a Ctrl + Alt + Del keys to bring up the task manager, and check the bottom of the windows where it says :Show Processes From All Users" What is the CPU and Memory usage showing. All slowness is not necessarily related to the amount of programs loaded.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:35 AM

An important point to make: Task Manager shows you running processes and programs. Many of those are not startups. You need to use something else to identify startups.

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