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There have been a few threads on disabling startup apps.

I have run CCleaner and while it has helped speed I got rid of CCleaner as it could not clean the registry as advertised. I ran Uniblue Reg Booster same result. I ran AVG free trial and came up with many reg errors and many junk files. I manually deleted these reg errors and files and some reoccur but far less than the above apps. My question is Which apps are necessary for the startup menu? I have done all I care to do with IE9 and have it unchecked in the windows component section of Uninstall Programs. I find Windows 7 to be a poor followup for Windows XP!

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So my question is

In reply to: There have been a few threads on disabling startup apps.

Since you've read the prior discussions and hopefully learned that registry cleaning is not about speed and rarely helps any issue, why do that?

As to which apps are needed, ONLY YOU can know this. For example I really need the Intel WiFi helper apps. Your machine might be some desktop with Ethernet so YOU KNOW YOU can disable those.

For each app, YOU are the only one that knows. Some folk think this is something they could ask others.

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I agree entirely

In reply to: There have been a few threads on disabling startup apps.

with Bob about the registry and so-called registry cleaner/optimizer apps, and about what apps your system needs.

You need to break the problem down and decide where to start.

You mention Startup apps, and then move on to CCleaner, (removing temporary files), and IE and then uninstalling programs, so we are not sure what your issue is.

So, to break it down, define the problem.

1] Is the system slow to bootup?

If so, look at what programs and applications are 'loading at startup', decide what you really need to load at startup and disable the rest. MSCONFIG will help you there.

2] Is the problem with poor general performance?

If so decide whether the system needs more RAM, or if it has enough RAM look at what is running in the background and slowing the system down. The Processes tab of the Task Manager can help you there, and from there you can consider what "Services" you can afford to disable.

If there are Processes that keep returning on each startup then start scanning with your updated Anti-Virus scanner and your updated Anti-Malware scanners.

3] Is the problem with your browser, or with slow internet surfing?

If so, check your internet speed, and check the Add-Ons that your browser has installed and do an elimination test to see what add-ons are causing the browser problems.

Those are the starting points in my view.


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