This was a stupid idea. I was hoping to decrease my CPU usage by removing the majority of the background processes on one login, making it possible to use my audio/video recording software again w/o as much latency.
I did some more research and found that after installing a few new pieces of hardware and software I had dramatically increased the number of useless background programs.
So, I have spent the better part of the last hour weeding through these processes. Hopefully I will balance out to where I need to be to run the software I want to run.
Thanks for the reply but this case is closed