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freeing up some system resources
MrStroker2 Apr-09-02 12:49 PM
I have windows ME, I frequently see my resources drop below 75% I know that I have alot of programs and behind the scene programs running ...My problem is how to send those items to some other part of the computer that I can recall when needed.

But they do not need to be running each time I Boot my computer?

Mike


4. How to Disable Windows Startup Programs the Easy Way
lbyard Apr-09-02 04:14 PM
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How to Disable Windows Startup Programs the Easy Way
Last updated: 4/9/02

Q. How can I conveniently turn-off startup programs to free-up system resources and make my computer faster?

A. The hard way is to click Start, Settings, Taskbar and Start Menu, Advanced, etc. and delete or move shortcuts to startup programs. You'll have to do that for Windows 95. For users of Windows 98 and Me, the easy way is to click Start, Run, enter msconfig, choose the Startup tab, and uncheck unwanted startup programs... and restart Windows. You can turn them back on by reversing the process, or selectively execute individual Startup Programs you have turned off by clicking Start, Programs, Disabled Startup Items…

You may also want to use msconfig to turn-off load= and run= programs in win.ini and any undesired executables in the DOS autoexec.bat file (Windows 9x, not Me. autoexec.bat entries for Me are transferred to the Windows registry the next time Windows boots). These are usually, but not always, older programs associated with a device such as printer or MODEM. Do should turn off anything that you do not understand, but most are obvious. Windows 98/Me will normally run:

ScanRegistry
TaskMonitor
SystemTray
LoadPowerProfile

On most computers.

For those who are more venturous, there are Windows Registry entries that control Startup programs To access them, click Start, Run, enter regedit, expand the tree by clicking boxes with a + in them to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

and other keys starting with run. Before making any changes I strongly recommend backing-up the registry by following the steps in regedit Help.

Another option, and one which will free-up disk space, is to permanently uninstall unwanted Startup programs with the manufactures uninstall program or in Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. One should not attempt to uninstall programs by simply deleting files and folders with the Windows Explorer. That leaves registry entries behind and can cause all sorts of problems. Larry

Copyright © 1996-2002 Larry F. Byard. All rights reserved. This material or parts thereof may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed by any means whatsoever without explicit, written permission from the author.


5. RE: freeing up some system resources
jmatt Apr-14-02 05:05 AM
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This is overkill I know , some information may not be relevant , but
for those that are reading this question & learning rather than
answering , they may get something out of these extra sites .


http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/resources1.html
Windows Resources vs. Memory

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http://windows.about.com/compute/windows/library/weekly/aa081100a.htm

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http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2000/2000-06-08.htm
More Resource Leak-Tweaks .

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http://www.aumha.org/a/resource.htm

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http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

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http://www.3feetunder.com/krick/startlist.htm

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http://www.forrestandassociates.co.uk/pcforrest/resources.html
System Resources .
GDI and User Resources explained .

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Free up Conventional Memory .
http://www.geocities.com/thegorx/Windows/Help/Cmem.htm

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http://content.techweb.com/winmag/columns/explorer/2000/11.htm
http://content.techweb.com/winmag/columns/explorer/2000/12.htm
http://content.techweb.com/winmag/columns/explorer/2000/13.htm
http://content.techweb.com/winmag/columns/explorer/2000/14.htm


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