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by Blade / September 25, 2004 11:32 PM PDT

Does anyone know where I can find a detailed list of entries I can remove from my registry?

You know, things like support for smart card readers which I don't have, the security center which I don't want, the Accessability features which I don't need.

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Re: Speed up boot up, but what is it now?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 25, 2004 11:39 PM PDT
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Imagine that you already have a good boot time of say 45 seconds. Do you really need to get it down to 41?

Bob

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Re: Speed up boot up, but what is it now?
by Blade / September 26, 2004 1:58 AM PDT

It's not so much a matter of speeding up the boot up as it is removing all of the unwanted drek that Bill&co think everyone should have because someone MIGHT need it.

I'm a bit of a neat freak when it comes to my hard drive. I eliminate unwanted files, I defrag often, and I hand delete cookies so I can keep the ones I actually want.

Besides, clearing out unneeded files leaves less for the OS to comb so it should speed up the computer while running too.

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Beware...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2004 2:09 AM PDT

Removing some items actually can make it go slower since some don't investigate that "ServiceX" is required for "ServiceZ" and the PC seems to "hang" while the software times out.

Remember to keep track of what you do.

In closing, Windows XP is not for neat freaks. It's a consumer oriented OS that is far from being tidy. Proof abounds in this respect.

Bob

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by AussiePete / September 25, 2004 11:59 PM PDT
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Do a Google search on Codestuff Starter. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 26, 2004 12:57 AM PDT
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It will list everything started at boot up and allow you to block them or delete them. Or you can go to Start, Run, and type in msconfig. On the Startup tab, see what is there and un-check what you don't want or need.

Good luck,

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