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What programs do you start up when Windows starts up?

Do people start up their browsers?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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What programs do you start up when Windows starts up?

Do people start up their browsers?

None. Startup apps should have died with XP.

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

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MSCONFIG

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 :)

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If we talking about programs with tray icons then:

avast! Antivirus

Dropbox

SkyDrive

EMET Notifier

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

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Avast

Carbonite

Sandboxie

Skype

Scanner software for my Scansnap document scanner

malwarebytes

Trillian

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.

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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?

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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

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This are the ones in my startup list:

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Catalyst Control Center

Microsoft OneNote Clipping Tool

Synaptic Touchpad Enhancements

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Default Windows 8 Services

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This are the ones in my startup list:

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Dude you should seriously remove all the crap like Adobe Updater which just clutter your system. Sure they run as a low priority service and probably suck up about 200KB of memory but they are pretty much pointless and annoying not to mention often a burden on start up time.

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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?

Non essentials OS apps and services starting on startup. They do nothing but drag down performance.

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Task Manager -minimised

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1. XMPP communicator

2. Logitech Mouse and Keyboard driver.

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Internet Security Suite.

Anything else is disabled on start-up.

Saying that I only ever reboot for updates anyway...

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AIM

Steam

Skype

Google Drive/Dropbox

Malwarebytes

I don't have it on my startup list, but I startup Zune, Chrome and Firefox after the computer boots. I never shutdown my computer, always use sleep when possible, and I have an SSD, so startup time is well below a 1 minute after logging in and have a ready to function desktop.

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Depends which box. On the one i`m typing this:

Sandboxie

Realtek HD Audio Manager

EMET Notification

CCC

Acronis

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Four things:

* Sidebar (yea, I liek teh gagdets)

* MiniBin (Desktop doesn't have any icons)

* hMailServer (as a service)

* NetLimiter (as a service)

Also, I make it a point to disable all applications (and services, including system) which I don't use or give me no useful functionality.

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Dude you should seriously remove all the crap like Adobe Updater which just clutter your system. Sure they run as a low priority service and probably suck up about 200KB of memory but they are pretty much pointless and annoying not to mention often a burden on start up time.

I was the first to disable those items, but they now have virtually no impact on startup time, specially with an SSD drive. Also, Adobe add them again when doing updates, so why bother? If I noticed a performance hit, I would disable them again.

I only remove/disable services that I don't need like Adobe Drive or Switchboard.

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