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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by larry_373, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. larry_373

    larry_373 Thread Starter

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    Good morning everyone.

    I have been in the process of trying to eliminate as many programs running in the background as possible.

    When I go into the start menu in misconfig, I notice that some items are listed twice, is there a reason for this?

    For everything that is listed twice, can one of them be un-checked without causing a problem?

    I would appreciate any comments.

    Thanks again.

    larry_373
     
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Hi

    It's late, but I would suggest DL'ing startupcop and posting the results of the search here. Then someone smarter than me can tell you! ;)

    John
     
  3. joe2cool

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    Could also take a look HERE ;)

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  4. larry_373

    larry_373 Thread Starter

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    Thanks bassetman and joe2cool for your suggestions, I have been to the site you listed, in fact that is where I got all my information on what was needed and what could be un-checked.

    However, it does not mention anything on there about duplicate entries, except to say that if a program is not needed and it is listed twice to un-check them both.

    My question is, if a program is needed and is listed twice, is it safe to un-check one of them? why would anything be listed twice? (exact same file name)

    I started out with about 25 items, now I am down to 10 and it has boosted my performance from about 60% to 92%.

    Thanks again.

    Larry
     
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    Except for SCANREGISTRY, SYSTEMTRAY, and your anti-virus program, most of the items listed can be unchecked.

    I'm against using power management options, such as sleep, suspend, hibernate, etc., so I also keep both LOADPOWERPROFILE entries unchecked.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips :)
     
  6. larry_373

    larry_373 Thread Starter

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    Thanks flavallee for you input and suggestions, you have been very helpful to me, and it is appreciated.

    Have a great day!

    Larry
     
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