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Beezer
30th June 2002, 08:05
I'm not quite happy lately with the stability of my WinXP setup -- flakiness of applications. I notice that I have a "butt-load" of processes running at startup. Most of them, I have no idea if they are critical or not, and how do I set XP to NOT load them at startup. One of them I know is useless: MS Messenger... but I can't figure out how to NOT load it at startup.
Any guidance would be appreciated.

isochar
30th June 2002, 08:12
http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/winxp_services/index.shtml

I have another link somewhere that's a tad bit better...

isochar
30th June 2002, 08:15
There it is:
http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Beezer
30th June 2002, 08:33
Cool. Thanks for the links. That's what I was looking for. :cool:

Gurm
30th June 2002, 09:25
Black Viper is cool. His list is QUITE good.

Additionally, go to http://www.tweakxp.com and search for messenger - there's a command-line removal sequence that kills it for good, otherwise it comes back when you do updates. Bleh.

- Gurm

P.S. Additionally, if you have a Creative soundcard, there's a LOT of crap that runs, if you have trouble with it let me know.

The keys you're looking in to kill startup processes (msconfig is NOTORIOUSLY poor at listing them all for some reason) is:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Run

and

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Run

As well as, of course, the startup folder in your start menu.

Beezer
30th June 2002, 15:17
Another very good site -- Thanks!

Technoid
30th June 2002, 16:26
Originally posted by isochar
There it is:
http://www.blkviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Great one!

Technoid
1st July 2002, 10:44
Is there an equal list for W2K?

Ehrm.....

Scratch that..... :o