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Faster system startup

  1. #1

    Faster system startup

    Does it really matter what programs I have startup? By that, I mean will it hurt my computer to not let.. for example... Persistence Module, by Intel Corporation startup?
    I'm more or less asking what is safe to disable on startup, and what isn't.
    Obvious it'd be smart to leave my touchpad on, as I'm using a laptop(Even though I do use a wireless mouse.)
    If you need more info, feel free to ask.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Blinkdawg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It's safe to disable any of them if you like, but you should leave any from Microsoft enabled since those are for Windows.

    You could just disable what you like, and restart the computer to see how it goes. You can always enable any that find you need, and restart to apply.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    I disable everything (even the MS ones) and keep only the AV program and those that I started myself - e.g. a dock. Never had a problem.
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