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Intel graphics auto-start apps

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    Intel graphics auto-start apps

    My Intel HD 4600 graphics puts 3 little apps to be started automatically. I know they are related to:
    • intercepting hotkeys - hkcmd.exe
    • displaying tray icon - igfxtray.exe
    • displaying settings GUI - igfxpers.exe

    The thing is that I don't use hotkeys and have disabled them in Intel Graphics options, I've also removed Intel Graphics icon from the tray.

    Thus, I'd expect the first two Intel apps to be removed from items set to auto-start at system bootup. However, they are still there. Is it correct? Shouldn't they be disabled when related functions are turned off?

    Is it safe to simply delete the related registry entries and leave only the last app?

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    You can disable them all in task manager - I did. Or delete the entries.
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    Thanks! I've done so and nothing strange happens on my system, so I guess it's safe to do so.

    However, I'm still curious what's the reason of not disabling it automatically within Intel app when turning those modules off. Even if it takes only a part of second to look for the file and then decide "we don't need it so we don't load it", it's a waste of time.
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    To get a certain answer you would need to ask the program designers. This kind of information is rarely published. My guess is that it is easier to do it this way and the costs are inconsequential. An inactive process consumes zero CPU time and can be almost entirely paged out if the memory is needed for other purposes. One of the benefits of using a modern OS is that you don't need to micromanage this kind of thing yourself.
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    Well, the good thing is that those startup entries are not automatically re-enabled by their native Intel application, but stay inactive.

    I guess they wouldn't matter anyway considering nowadays memory sizes and CPU speeds. However, it is in my nature to ask "what for"
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