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What Can I shut off in MSCONFIG?

by mwayneh / November 3, 2012 5:19 AM PDT

I am using a laptop (Solid State Drive with 4 gigs of memory) exclusively and for no other reason, to stream live video to the internet. It works very well but, what program and services can I shut off in MSCONFIG to maximize my CPU performance.
Here's my scenario:
Up to 5 miles out at sea, an analog signal closed circuit camera feeds to a analog to digital converter (Pinnacle) that is sent to my on-board laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate, via a USB connection. I then use the USTREAM and EASY TETHER program to send the signal to a Verizon Droid 4G (which is the modem for this broadcast) which then uploads the USTREAM picture to the internet. The reason I use this scenario is that the picture I am broadcasting must be very mobile because it is from a large tournament charter boat that cannot broadcast a live fishing event any other way. The picture lags a little, I am thinking because of the non necessary background programs and services. Any suggestions?

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Your call.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 6:56 AM PDT
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Msconfig/startup
by bob b / November 3, 2012 9:39 AM PDT

Afaik.......nothing in that area is needed for Windows to function.

I have one item in that area......some folks have a boat load of stuff there.

Perf wise does it matter?

As long as the swap file is staying quiet I doubt it..........maybe boot time.

Only you can determine what you need to be auto loaded at startup or what you can do a manual load of on as needed basis.

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reply to auto load
by mwayneh / November 3, 2012 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Msconfig/startup

The only programs that auto start in boot are Ustream and Easy tether

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