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do these items have to load at start-up?

  1. #1

    do these items have to load at start-up?


    Hi,

    I am a newbie when it comes to Windows 8.1. When I was checking out task manager I discovered some items that I am just curious if any of them have to start when the computer boots or if I can disable them. They are:

    (a) Catalyst Control Center Launcher (3)
    (b) CyperLink Youcam Service (2)
    (c) HP SimplePass Application (4)
    (d) HP SimplePass BHO Broker
    (e) HP SimplePass BHO Broker
    (f) HP Audio Background Process
    (g) Realtek HD Audio Manager

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever

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  2. #2


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    To my knowledge anything with "youcam" is useless.
    I wouldn't disable the two audio related items.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    my opinion is you can disable all of them ,they will statup when you need them,
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  4. #4


    No, not all of them will startup on demand. If CCC has any tweaks done to it, it needs to run from start. Same with Realtek HD manager.
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  5. #5


    Hi CountMike and caperjack,

    I appreciate the information from both of you. I ended up just disabling the three SimplePass items for now and I'll see how it goes.

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
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  6. #6


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    The Simplepass is for the Biometric reader on your laptop.
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  7. #7


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    The Simplepass is for the Biometric reader on your laptop.
    in laymen's terms you mean finger print reader ?
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    Hi caperjack and broe23,

    I had to 'google' Biometric reader to see what it was so after reading about it I guess I was correct in disabling it on my computer ...lol

    Thanks to both of you for your information and have a Merry Christmas!

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You have a Merry Christmas also 2harts4ever.
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  10. #10


    India
    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    If you disable everything from start up it does not mean it will never run or be useless. I would just keep the AMD CCC and anti virus. Even Realtek is not that important.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
    Hi,

    I am a newbie when it comes to Windows 8.1. When I was checking out task manager I discovered some items that I am just curious if any of them have to start when the computer boots or if I can disable them. They are:

    (a) Catalyst Control Center Launcher (3)
    (b) CyperLink Youcam Service (2)
    (c) HP SimplePass Application (4)
    (d) HP SimplePass BHO Broker
    (e) HP SimplePass BHO Broker
    (f) HP Audio Background Process
    (g) Realtek HD Audio Manager

    Thanks and regards,
    2harts4ever
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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