How to shorten my list of processes Tags: Configuration Components Computers Windows XP Last response: August 6, 2010 6:47 AM in Windows XP Share skeptikaltruth July 30, 2010 2:31:14 AM About a month ago, I bought new components to a computer and put it together and I'm in love with this computer. However, there are so many processes upon start-up which is aggravating me. I want to have my computer start with as few processes and services as possible. The problem is that I don't know what's important and what's not. The last time I tried to disable all my processes, I turned off my wifi connection and couldn't get it back on. I am not sure how to make a list of all the processes and services in the list. Is there a way for me to do it or should I just make screenshots of the lists and upload it to the forums? Thanks in advance for any help! More about : shorten list processes tigsounds July 30, 2010 4:08:14 AM Click or right-click all those programs you have running in the system tray and see if the program options has an entry to "Start when Windows Starts" or something similar and uncheck it. m 0 l skeptikaltruth July 30, 2010 5:00:41 PM Thank you for the response but I don't mean the processes in the system tray. I mean when I go to msconfig and I look at the "Services" and the "Start up" directories. Also, when I go to ctrl-alt-delete and into the processes directory m 0 l Related resources How can I see a list of processes.. - Forum How do I copy the Processes list out of Task Manager - Forum How much would it shorten the life time of my GPU if I had the fan always at 100% - Forum how to tell what processes are using video memory? - Forum How to shorten mobo splashcreen time? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer skeptikaltruth August 6, 2010 1:37:27 AM I still have not been able to figure out which services and processes are not important. Is there anyone else who could help me please? Thanks a lot! m 0 l Ijack August 6, 2010 6:47:26 AM Personally I wouldn't bother unless you have a very low spec PC, but have a look at this article. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How much the oc will shorten the life span of the cpu Forum When I do CTRL ALT DEL why cant I see the list of processes running Forum How high can the temperature of my i7 4770k go without shortening the life span when overclocked Forum SolvedI need a gaming pc list of components for around 700 with a windows license and optical driver. How ever no monitor or keyboar Forum How to set priorities in gpu processes ? Forum SolvedHow does this parts list look? Forum SolvedHow's My Hardware List? (first build attempt ever) Forum Solvedhow can i get back one drive that is not showing in my computer list but visible in diskmanagement without formatting it Forum SolvedHow does this parts list look for a sub-$650 gaming build? Forum How to eliminate Startup & Running Processes? Forum SolvedGadgets don't appear on boot. I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del and end the sidebar process to make it work. How to fix? Forum SolvedHow to boot a system which has only usb drive that works but doesnt have usb in bios list? Forum SolvedHow to remove "Patriot Memory PMAP" from list of bootable devices. Forum My task manager has 50 processes running how can Forum How to make hdmi pop up in playback device list Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !