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by pzolbe / November 5, 2004 11:53 AM PST

In effort to clean up(speed up) I want to remove unnecessary or infrequently used programs at start-up. Two questions. How do I find out what each of the listings is? Some programs are obvious but most are so abbreviated I don't know what they are. The other question deals with the permanency of "end process". If I end the process does that remove the program permanently from start-up or will that program initiate at the next boot? I presume the only programs I should consider "end process" would be programs with my name as the user and not those with SYSTEM as user? (sorry, third question) tks for hlp pz

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Re: Task Manager(Processes)
by rdatrader / November 5, 2004 2:52 PM PST

Task manager is not going to help you. To remove programs from start-up you should access the startup list in msconfig and uncheck those programs you do not wish to start when the system boots, as follows:
Click the START tab (at the lower left of your screen) and then click RUN.
When presented with the RUN box type msconfig in the 'open' line and click OK. When the System Configuration Utility is displayed click the Startup tab. The list of programs run at start-up will be displayed. Uncheck only those programs you do not wish to start when you boot the system.
Note --if you don't recognize the program name as listed check the COMMAND column information, it will give you a better discription.

When you have unchecked the programs you do not wish to start at boot, click the Apply tab and reboot your computer.

That should do the job for you, and if you wish to chang your mind you can simpply go back to msconfig and recheck any program you unchecked.

Rich

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Re: Task Manager(Processes)
by FrankQTran / November 5, 2004 4:50 PM PST
"...How do I find out what each of the listings is? Some programs are obvious but most are so abbreviated I don't know what they are..."

Start\Run\MSCONFIG then select the "StartUp" tab. Open your browser and go to http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm and/or http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Uncheck.htm for the listing and suggestion (should be run or not) of these programs.

"...The other question deals with the permanency of "end process". If I end the process does that remove the program permanently from start-up or will that program initiate at the next boot?..."

No, the program only remove at that session, upon reboot it should come back.

Regards,
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Re: Task Manager(Processes)
by Chadius / November 6, 2004 7:28 AM PST

I see that someone has already answered the questions about disabling services that statup when you computer starts up. In answer to you other question about knowing which services or tasks you can safely delete, try this link for some insights. (I have this site bookmarked for reference, it's pretty extensive, but some taks or services will still require more research). Here's the link:
www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

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