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#1 10 years ago

I just got a computer with vista 64 and so far I like it. The only thing is I cant figure out how to manage startup programs. As soon as my computer is started, according to task manager, it has about 80 background processes running, and already using about 30 percent of its memory. I have 4 gigs of RAM, so I dont think thats the problem. I have found the windows defender program and software explorer, but under startup programs it only lists about a dozen programs that I have the controll to disable from running when I boot. They are also all programs that I do in fact want running when I start. The other 70 or so processes that are running in the background dont show up. When I had xp, I was able to use msconfig to get my background processes down to about 20 or 30, my memory usgage lower, and was happy wih the results. Are thre really supposed tobe 80 something background proccesses running in vista? That and 30% of my memory in use at startup seems a bit excessive...




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#2 10 years ago
PICΔRЙ;4590182I just got a computer with vista 64 and so far I like it. The only thing is I cant figure out how to manage startup programs.

Its the same as in XP. You can use msconfig to turn off what you don't need.

The command prompt is a little harder to find in Vistas start menu at first, but just type "cmd" in the search box and you will get it.

80 processes seem a bit extreme, i have Vista Home Premium and i have around 35 running, and around 500MB used. You could give Black Viper's tweak guides a try: Black Viper's Web Site




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#3 10 years ago

I was thinking the same thing but since I don't have Vista I couldn't check.




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#4 10 years ago

I have Defender Pro. The Defender Pro PC Toolbox makes it easy to turn on and off start up applications, and background processes.




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#5 10 years ago
Apollo75;4590373Its the same as in XP. You can use msconfig to turn off what you don't need. The command prompt is a little harder to find in Vistas start menu at first, but just type "cmd" in the search box and you will get it. 80 processes seem a bit extreme, i have Vista Home Premium and i have around 35 running, and around 500MB used. You could give Black Viper's tweak guides a try: Black Viper's Web Site

Thanks, this helps. Which configuration do you use to get it down to 35? Or was it like that? Im still iffy and not sure how to go about this. Im trying to decide which one to go by. The 'safe' config doesnt seem like it would be much of a difference.




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#6 10 years ago

I used the "Tweaked" config.

If something does not work after, its easy to look at the default config and set it back.