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How to know which items can be removed from Windows 7 startup

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#1 Dukerulz


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:17 AM

I need to know how to identify processes from the taskbar that don't have to tun on startup.  My computer is Dell Inspiron N5010, Windows 7, 64 bit.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:05 AM

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The safe way to disable startup programs (re : processes) is using autoruns or MSConfig.


Download Autoruns
After extracting, double click autoruns and go to File - Save - Filename : Autoruns
Save as type : Text. Copy and Paste the text on your next reply

Edited by jhayz, 28 July 2013 - 01:05 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

Just a note...msconfig is not a startup manager, it's a tool for troubleshooting system issues.  The fact that, historically, many members have tried to use it as a startup manager...doesn't make it one.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

A good program for disabling startup processes is Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:36 AM

Also consider using Malwarebytes StartupLite. This will give us a little explanation of each items in startup entry and the consequences of disabling it. Based on that, users can decide whether to disable an entry or not. 



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