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larry_373

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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
 

bassetman

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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
 

larry_373

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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
 

flavallee

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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.


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larry_373

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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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