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How can I run lean?

by deb324 / May 2, 2004 11:01 AM PDT

IBM ThinkPad 365XD
Running Windows 98
My computer has a relatively limited RAM. How can I safely pare down the programs loaded at startup to only those that are really essential and then keep it that way? Thank you

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Re:How can I run lean?
by Kees Bakker / May 2, 2004 5:08 PM PDT
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Start>RUN>MSCONFIG, and go to startup tab to see what's checked.
Good information for anything you can reasonably see is in
Unchecking, of course, can easily be undone.

Make a list of things you want to uncheck, and post it here for a second opinion, if you like. It depends on your use of the computer also. A firewall running in Startup isn't necessary if you're not regularly connected to the internet. Anti-virus is doubtful as long as you're stand-alone (but necessary as soon as you're connected). So there is no general advice possible.


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Re:How can I run lean? How low can we go?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2004 9:02 PM PDT
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