running services (msconfig); r they all necessary?

  Superstylin 15:11 18 Aug 2004


after looking at msconfig to see what startup items i could disable to allow my pc to start up quicker i looked in the services tab. are all the processes running on my pc necessary? and if not; where could i find a list that tells me what each is and whether i'd be safe to disable it?

i ask because my pc could do with some spare available RAM but i'm too skint to upgrade just now

thanks for any help

  Al94 15:23 18 Aug 2004

This might help click here

  christmascracker 15:24 18 Aug 2004

Have a look at these two.

click here

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  iambeavis 15:40 18 Aug 2004

Black Viper's full guide can be downloaded as a zip from click here

  €dstowe 16:12 18 Aug 2004

Download Startup Inspector click here

It will tell you what is and what is not essential at startup and will prevent them opening if you want it to.

Easier (and safer) to use than "doing it yourself".

  Superstylin 16:54 18 Aug 2004

i've used blackviper's advice and it seems to have made a difference in my amount of available RAM so i'll stick with it and just make sure that all my programs etc are running properly over the next few days.

thanks again

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