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Anonymous
March 1, 2005 5:51:03 AM

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Many a times many not so helpfull software place them selves in start up
files which may affect the fast opening of a specific prog ,like adobe reader
7 or Google desktop search utitlty.i think removing unneccesary items from
start up frees the processor cycles & decreases Ram usage ,effectively making
computer faster

Can you please guide me how to remove some of them with out putting windows
XP pro at Risk.
Regards
Jagjeet Paul
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 10:30:33 AM

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On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 02:51:03 -0800, Jagjeet wrote:

> Many a times many not so helpfull software place them selves in start up
> files which may affect the fast opening of a specific prog ,like adobe reader
> 7 or Google desktop search utitlty.i think removing unneccesary items from
> start up frees the processor cycles & decreases Ram usage ,effectively making
> computer faster
>
> Can you please guide me how to remove some of them with out putting windows
> XP pro at Risk.
> Regards
> Jagjeet Paul

System Configuration Tool (Start> Run> MSCONFIG) shows what's being loaded
on the Startup tab. Use this tool as a guide to find the programs involved.

There are different methods available to remove the item from startup.
First place that I would start is taking a peek in Start> (All) Programs>
Startup. Remove shortcuts for unwanted startup items. Next I would look in
the main program window belonging to the startup item. Once there, check
menus and submenus for settings that control the program's startup
behavior.

While some folks go to great extents to limit running Services (different
than startup programs), I recommend leaving these alone until very familiar
with what each one does. Many services are interactive: disabling one can
cause a handful of others to stop working. Also, most services are not a
part of an "extra load" problem since most are active only when needed.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 3:55:35 PM

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In news:C1CB14C0-BDE7-44CD-BE76-C7E0BC47B4F7@microsoft.com,
Jagjeet <Jagjeet@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Many a times many not so helpfull software place them selves in
> start
> up files which may affect the fast opening of a specific prog
> ,like
> adobe reader 7 or Google desktop search utitlty.i think
> removing
> unneccesary items from start up frees the processor cycles &
> decreases Ram usage ,effectively making computer faster


Maybe, maybe not. It depends entirely on what programs they are.
I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of running the minimum
number of programs. Despite what many people tell you, you should
be concerned, not with how many of these programs you run, but
which. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but others
have no effect on performance.

Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you
should do is determine what each program is, what its value is to
you, and what the cost in performance is of its running all the
time. You can get more information about these with at
http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html. If you can't find it
there, try google searches and ask about specifics here.

Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent
informed decision about what you want to keep and what you want
to get rid of.



> Can you please guide me how to remove some of them with out
> putting
> windows XP pro at Risk.


On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
Options to see if it has the choice not to start. Many can easily
and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't work, run MSCONFIG
from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab, uncheck the
programs you don't want to start automatically.


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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