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Start up programs

by alsdock / January 20, 2018 9:41 AM PST

I'm wanting to improve pc performance and increase processing speed. I've followed discussions regarding performance software such as Avast, etc., but come to the conclusion that if many unnecessary tasks or programs can be removed during startup, my pc's will run significantly faster, like when they were new.
Side note, before I upgraded my notebook to Windows 10, it started and ran remarkably fast just before I made the upgrade: big mistake.
So, when I saw the list of processes executed posted from the window of the task bar, I was shocked to say the least. How can I eliminate the tasks without messing up my pc's? Surely by stopping or deleting several of these tasks should speed up performance. Basically I want to clean them up without installing more "maintenence" software that will ultimately slow it down or try to sell me more junk.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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It's simple really.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2018 9:57 AM PST
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Research each item before so you know what it is and what it does. Then you know if you can go without.

Mind you this will not "increase processing speed" but could help startup time as the processing speed is generally accepted as the CPU speed which won't be any faster.

You can also post a Web Speccy to see if anyone will read it and comment.

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by Bob__B / January 20, 2018 1:23 PM PST
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Grab a copy of ccleaner free.

Run the cleaner with the default settings.

Use the tools>startup tab and it will show everything that loads at startup.

You can enable/disable/uninstall each item.

If you don't know what the item is for use google.

The cleaner is a handy tool to use once a month or so just to tidy up.

It won't try to sell you anything and it only runs when you start it.

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Make the right choice
by ndicet / January 22, 2018 2:46 AM PST
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Open MSConfig->
Choose from the options- normal startup, diagnostic startup and selective startup.
Choose only the apps you want to run.

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