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Disabling All Startup Programs


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#1 nyiddle

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:16 AM

I was interested in knowing if it's dangerous or I'll come across any problems if I disable ALL programs in the msconfig's startup list.

After reading the topic with the person (I don't remember the name) was wondering if his startup time was fast, I realized that my startup time is RIDICULOUSLY slow, and the only things I have starting up when I boot is Skype, MSN Messenger (Live Beta), Gmail Notifier and WhatPulse.

But I've gona through the list and I realized that almost all of these programs are related to it.

Would it be safe for me (I mean, would my computer encounter any problems or not) if I were to disable ALL of the programs in msconfig?

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:42 AM

Some of the programs are absolutely necessary for Windows to function; disabling ALL of them would make your computer useless. Before disabling any of the items, it would be a good idea to check them against the BC Startup List, which will tell you if these are needed by the operating system, useless, or optional.
I would also NOT use MSCONFIG which is meant as a diagnostic tool, but use something like Spybot's Startup Tool (if you have Spybot S&D installed, change the Mode to "Advanced" to bring up the tools panel) which also provides some guidance as well as more information about the item than MSCONFIG.
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