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Quick question about msconfig options

By UnWarierMage224
Aug 27, 2006
  1. New laptop. Looking to get the most out of it... but seeing as to how Windows is such a memory hog... etc, etc.

    Anyway, I went through the WinXP Memory Tweak guide and did whatever I could from Windows. I really don't feel like playing around with the BIOS and screwing my comp up.

    I understand it will help memory usage if I tell msconfig to startup selectively and uncheck "Load System Services" and "Load Startup Items"... However, if it happens that I need any of those Services/Items, will Windows automatically call them as I require if I disable them?

    I'm pretty new to fiddling around with all this stuff, so go easy on me.

    Help's appreciated,

    -'Mage
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Services and start up programs are very different.

    If you really want to you can uncheck everything in the start up tab,except the Firewall/AV.

    Services on the other hand you have to be careful with.

    There is a tweak guide HERE that tells you what can safely disable.
     
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