Laptop Vista slow start-up

  Scubaman 14:36 12 Jul 11

I have looked at previous postings and looked at disabling start-up programs, the only thing is... in the System Configuration under Services there are 146 programs listed and under Start-up there are 32 programs. What are the basic start-up programs needed to boot.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:48 12 Jul 11

32 startup programs is way over the top

all you really need on start up is Firewall - Antivirus - Antispyware.

If its a laptop you may need something like your trackpad starting as well.

As for services see Black Viper

  Les28 16:02 12 Jul 11

Services, if you put a tick in the box in Services Tab in msconfig to hide all microsoft services, you can just see the services added by third party software, perhaps by your anti-virus program for example, which is obviously needed, but an idea to Google to see what any other non ms services are needed for

The 32 items in Startup Tab in msconfig check here

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Task List here

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  Taff™ 17:59 12 Jul 11

Just download CCleaner and use the Tools>Startup Tab. You can right click and disable pretty much everything here and if you get it wrong reverse the process. Going into services unless you`ve got expert knowledge is a dangerous thing

  GBL 18:32 12 Jul 11

I got fed up with vista, constant updates slow to start and shut diwn etc so installed and now use Linux, all problems solved.

  Scubaman 12:35 13 Jul 11

I have got all the necessary updates, run cc cleaner and all that I have in the start-up list enabled is the McAfee protection. All boots up OK now in under 2 minutes, brilliant. Thank you all.

  Taff™ 12:39 13 Jul 11

Great stuff - can I have a tick against my post please!!!!

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