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#1 Royalty™


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:51

What programs do you start up when Windows starts up?

Do people start up their browsers?

#2 1941



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:53

I have most of the default Windows services starting but no, I would never have my browser start with Windows.

#3 Growled


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:54

At work on my Windows box I have a chat program and a software firewall starting (both required at work) and that's all. I am not a fan of multiple programs that I don't need starting up with Windows.

#4 techbeck


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:05

I have the bare minimum loading at startup. I dont always access the same programs when I start my system. Plus, just delays the load time the more you have open.

#5 YounGMessiah


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:07

close to nothing except for the system stuff and now the AV

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:24

Panda AV and Windows 7 Firewall Control. That is it and even then, most of the time I don't run an AV or third party firewall.

I'm always testing different makers of those 2 items though.

31 processes running right now on Windows 7 Professional.

#7 Dot Matrix

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:30

What programs do you start up when Windows starts up?

Do people start up their browsers?

None. Startup apps should have died with XP.

#8 John.D



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:37

MSE thats it. And nup browser isnt in startup. I''ll rather run that after I'm in Windows

#9 Izlude


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:31


Bluetooth Manager
Catalyst Control Center
Epson Monitor
HD Audio BG Process
Intel Rapid Storage

I don't believe I've ever configured a program to run while I boot to desktop.. I've seen it done in boot time benchmarks where the browser opens up and says "Complete", but I myself probably would never need to have a program auto start. To be honest, when I get to the PC, whatever happens next is random. Maybe I'll play Crysis 3, McGee's Alice, draw in Adobe Flash, hit the infowars scene, or just listen to a song... yep, absolutely random :)

#10 i_was_here


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:49

If we talking about programs with tray icons then:

avast! Antivirus
EMET Notifier

Theres probably a few apps that run sans icon, but I don't really care to disable/delete them.

#11 +warwagon


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:03

Scanner software for my Scansnap document scanner
Protector Suite (finger print reader software)
Clavier (Hot key software)
Launch bar commander

That's about it. Most of those automaticly start with windows. I didn't actually tell them to, But I use all of them daily so I haven't wanted to disable any of them. Plus i'm on a SSD so no slow down.

#12 +warwagon


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:15

None. Startup apps should have died with XP.

Are you referring to the startup folder or apps starting with your computer in General? if they would have removed the ability for apps to start with the computer from every version after XP then how would programs launch on startup?

#13 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:20

According to msconfig 14 out of 22,
I'm to lazy to list them all
but task manager shows 77 items when windows boots up, then settles on 68-70

#14 ajua


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:40

This are the ones in my startup list:


#15 Abhinav Kumar

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:27

Catalyst Control Center
Microsoft OneNote Clipping Tool
Synaptic Touchpad Enhancements


Default Windows 8 Services