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October 5, 2004 2:40:31 AM

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I've just started reading the posts in this group because I discovered
that I have 57 processes going on while my computer is slowing down
more and more every day. I know about msconfig.exe and I've peeked in
there, but I don't know which ones I can safely uncheck so they won't
run at startup.

Can someone tell me which programs I absolutely NEED to make my
computer run smoothly so I can just uncheck all the rest? I googled
for a list and there are many lists of not-needed programs and what
they do, but so far I haven't found one that lists only the basic
programs needed. I'm using Windows XP and I remember back when I used
Win 98 a tech once gave me a list (very short list with about 4 or 5
things) of startups and told me that's all that's needed, but I've
lost that list.

Thanks for reading and for any advice you care to offer.
Anonymous
October 5, 2004 2:40:32 AM

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Anti Virus and a Firewall. The rest is up to you.

You may peruse the following sites...

Service information.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm#Services

http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html

http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/strangeservice.htm

http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm

Startup Programs.

http://www.azpchelp.com/StartupListQ-U.htm

http://www.greatis.com/regrun3appdatabase.htm

http://www.lafn.org/webconnect/mentor/startup/PENINDEX....

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full...

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist....

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:4163cfca.84729500@news.individual.net,
Kate <weller_4@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> I've just started reading the posts in this group because I discovered
> that I have 57 processes going on while my computer is slowing down
> more and more every day. I know about msconfig.exe and I've peeked in
> there, but I don't know which ones I can safely uncheck so they won't
> run at startup.
>
> Can someone tell me which programs I absolutely NEED to make my
> computer run smoothly so I can just uncheck all the rest? I googled
> for a list and there are many lists of not-needed programs and what
> they do, but so far I haven't found one that lists only the basic
> programs needed. I'm using Windows XP and I remember back when I used
> Win 98 a tech once gave me a list (very short list with about 4 or 5
> things) of startups and told me that's all that's needed, but I've
> lost that list.
>
> Thanks for reading and for any advice you care to offer.
October 5, 2004 4:52:35 AM
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Anonymous
October 5, 2004 4:52:36 AM

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That was the abbreviated list. ;-)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

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Kate <weller_4@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 16:47:31 -0600, "Wesley Vogel"
> <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> Anti Virus and a Firewall. The rest is up to you.
>>
>> You may peruse the following sites...
>>
>> Service information.
>>
>> http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm#Services
>>
>> http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html
>>
>> http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/strangeservice.htm
>>
>> http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
>>
>> http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm
>>
>> Startup Programs.
>>
>> http://www.azpchelp.com/StartupListQ-U.htm
>>
>> http://www.greatis.com/regrun3appdatabase.htm
>>
>> http://www.lafn.org/webconnect/mentor/startup/PENINDEX....
>>
>> http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm
>>
>> http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm
>>
>> http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full...
>>
>> http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
>>
>> http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist....
>
> Holy cow! I think this should do it. :)  Thank you so much.
October 6, 2004 6:58:41 AM

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Linux is looking more attractive every day..... he he...




On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 19:07:38 -0600, "Wesley Vogel"
<123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote:

>That was the abbreviated list. ;-)
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 6:48:15 AM

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On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 22:40:31 GMT, weller_4@hotmail.com (Kate) wrote:

>I've just started reading the posts in this group because I discovered
>that I have 57 processes going on while my computer is slowing down
>more and more every day. I know about msconfig.exe and I've peeked in
>there, but I don't know which ones I can safely uncheck so they won't
>run at startup.
>
>Can someone tell me which programs I absolutely NEED to make my
>computer run smoothly so I can just uncheck all the rest? I googled
>for a list and there are many lists of not-needed programs and what
>they do, but so far I haven't found one that lists only the basic
>programs needed. I'm using Windows XP and I remember back when I used
>Win 98 a tech once gave me a list (very short list with about 4 or 5
>things) of startups and told me that's all that's needed, but I've
>lost that list.
>
>Thanks for reading and for any advice you care to offer.

Well I have 24 running there and I think all are needed. I'd say you have
excess, pretty darned sure. After you run anti-virus and a couple of
anti-spyware programs, it is up to you to Google each file name one at a
time.

Also you might want to go to different anti-virus sites and have them do
an online anti-virus & worm check of your hard drive too (takes a while).
Here is Symantec's (Norton):

http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?producti...

...D.
Anonymous
October 8, 2004 3:08:39 AM

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[posted and mailed]

On 07 Oct 2004, you wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers:

> On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 22:40:31 GMT, weller_4@hotmail.com (Kate) wrote:
>
>>I've just started reading the posts in this group because I discovered
>>that I have 57 processes going on while my computer is slowing down
>>more and more every day. I know about msconfig.exe and I've peeked in
>>there, but I don't know which ones I can safely uncheck so they won't
>>run at startup.
>>
>>Can someone tell me which programs I absolutely NEED to make my
>>computer run smoothly so I can just uncheck all the rest? I googled
>>for a list and there are many lists of not-needed programs and what
>>they do, but so far I haven't found one that lists only the basic
>>programs needed. I'm using Windows XP and I remember back when I used
>>Win 98 a tech once gave me a list (very short list with about 4 or 5
>>things) of startups and told me that's all that's needed, but I've
>>lost that list.
>>
>>Thanks for reading and for any advice you care to offer.
>

>


Pacmans Portal or Black Viper's sites will give you the correct information
that you require!!
Anonymous
October 10, 2004 11:38:41 AM

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Very helpful post Mr. Vogel. Thank you.

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Anonymous
October 10, 2004 1:22:11 PM

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:-)

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

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dgsam <dgsam68(spamthis,!,,)@cs.com> hunted and pecked:
> Very helpful post Mr. Vogel. Thank you.
!