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Windows start up config

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Wmarden, Jul 6, 2005.


  1. Wmarden

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    What is the utility for configuring what starts up with windows? I have used it before, just can't remember the name. I am running windows xp.
     
  2. nickg

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    go to "start" --> "run" --> then type in "msconfig" and you'll see the popup and the "startup" tab.
     

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    msconfig

    then just select the tab called start up.

    Andy
     
  4. Wmarden

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    Thanks, I knew it was simple, I just could not think of it for the life of me.
     
  5. Hailstorm

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    The following is a list of Services that you can Disable on most systems for increased performance:

    Alerter
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Help and Support
    Indexing Service
    IPSEC Services
    Portable Media Serial Number
    Remote Registry Service
    Secondary Logon
    Upload Manager
    Wireless Zero Configuration (If you are on a wireless network leave this enabled)

    The following is a list of Services that should always be set to Automatic:

    Automatic Updates
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    Com+ Event System
    Cryptographic Services
    DCOM Server Process Launcher
    DHCP Client
    DNS Client
    Event Log
    Logical Disk Manager
    Network Connections
    Plug and Play
    Print Spooler
    Protected Storage
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Never Disable This!
    Security Accounts Manager
    Security Center
    Shell Hardware Detection
    System Event Notification
    System Restore Service
    Themes
    Windows Audio
    Windows Management Instrumentation

    Notes - Windows Updates can enable services that you have previously disabled. Check which services are running after a future Windows Update is completed. If applications stop working after using this guide it is usually due to being to aggressive with disabling services. Enable the services you disabled one at a time until the application works. In the future leave this service on automatic. If you run into any problems set all services back to their Defaults and start over.