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Which of these startup/programs do I need? *Detailed List*

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by laptop129, Sep 8, 2009.

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  1. laptop129

    laptop129 Notebook Consultant

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    Which of these programs can I uninstall and or disable from start-up? Thanks!


    Programs:
    • Acrobat.com
    • Adobe AIR
    • Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    • Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
    • Adobe Reader 9.1
    • ATI Catalyst Install Manager
    • CCleaner
    • Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
    • CyberLink PowerCinema for TOSHIBA
    • Dolby Control Center
    • DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA
    • Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
    • Intel Matrix Storage Manager
    • Java 6 Update 11
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
    • Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 ATL Update
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 ATL Update
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 Redistributable
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 Redistributable
    • Microsoft Works
    • Mozilla Firefox (3.5.2)
    • MSXML 4.0 SP2
    • MSXML 4.0 SP2
    • PlayReady PC runtime
    • Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver
    • Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    • RICOH R5U230 Media Driver
    • Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    • TOSHIBA Agreement Notification Utility
    • Toshiba Application Installer
    • Toshiba Assist
    • TOSHIBA ConfigFree
    • TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
    • TOSHIBA Disc Creator
    • TOSHIBA eco Utility
    • TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center
    • TOSHIBA Face Recognition
    • TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
    • TOSHIBA HDD Protection
    • TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert
    • TOSHIBA Internal Modem Region Select Utility
    • Toshiba Quality Application
    • TOSIBA Recovery Disc Creator
    • Toshiba Registration
    • Toshiba Resources Page
    • TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
    • TOSHIBA Software Modem
    • TOSHIBA Speech System Apps.
    • TOSHIBA Speech System SR Engine
    • TOSHIBA Speech System TTS Engine
    • TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
    • TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility
    • TOSHIBA Value Added Package
    • TOSHIBA Web Cam Application
    • Windows Driver Package

    Start-Up List:
    • HD Control Panel
    • Realtek Voice Manager
    • Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    • TOSHIBA Power Saver
    • TOSHIBA Button Support
    • TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
    • TOSHIBA Flash Cards
    • TOSHIBA HDD Protection
    • TOSHIBA eco Utility
    • SmartFaceWatcher
    • Windows Defender
    • TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert
    • Microsoft Operating System
    • RealConnect Agent
    • TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge
    • CyberLink Power Cinema
    • CyberLink MediaLibrary Service
    • Catalyst Control Center
    • TOSHIBA ConfigFree
    • cfFncEnabler
    • TOSHIBA Web Camera
     
  2. Vinyard

    Vinyard Notebook Evangelist

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    I would actually skip as many programs as I can during the start-up.
    If you're not certain about a program you should just leave it there. I have 80% of my programs disabled in the start-up. Really boosts up your computer.
     
  3. laptop129

    laptop129 Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah I realize this but I wanted info on those programs I listed, I have no idea what to uninstall or disable.
     
  4. Convoluted

    Convoluted Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok, for starters get rid of Abode (uninstall, get Foxit) and Cyberlink everything (use VLC or KMP instead).
     
  5. surfasb

    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    Keep
    • Acrobat.com
    • Adobe AIR
    • Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    • Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
    • Adobe Reader 9.1
    • ATI Catalyst Install Manager
    • CCleaner
    • Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
    • Dolby Control Center
    • Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
    • Intel Matrix Storage Manager
    • Java 6 Update 11
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
    • Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 ATL Update
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 ATL Update
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 Redistributable
    • Microsoft Visual C + + 2005 Redistributable
    • Microsoft Works
    • Mozilla Firefox (3.5.2)
    • MSXML 4.0 SP2
    • MSXML 4.0 SP2
    • Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver
    • Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    • RICOH R5U230 Media Driver
    • Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    • Windows Driver Package



    Probably reevaluate these.

    • CyberLink PowerCinema for TOSHIBA
    • DVD MovieFactory for TOSHIBA
    • PlayReady PC runtime
    • TOSHIBA Agreement Notification Utility
    • Toshiba Application Installer
    • Toshiba Assist
    • TOSHIBA ConfigFree
    • TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER
    • TOSHIBA Disc Creator
    • TOSHIBA eco Utility
    • TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center
    • TOSHIBA Face Recognition
    • TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
    • TOSHIBA HDD Protection
    • TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert
    • TOSHIBA Internal Modem Region Select Utility
    • Toshiba Quality Application
    • TOSIBA Recovery Disc Creator
    • Toshiba Registration
    • Toshiba Resources Page
    • TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
    • TOSHIBA Software Modem
    • TOSHIBA Speech System Apps.
    • TOSHIBA Speech System SR Engine
    • TOSHIBA Speech System TTS Engine
    • TOSHIBA Supervisor Password
    • TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility
    • TOSHIBA Value Added Package
    • TOSHIBA Web Cam Application



    Start-Up List:

    Keep
    • HD Control Panel
    • Realtek Voice Manager
    • Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    • SmartFaceWatcher
    • Windows Defender
    • Microsoft Operating System
    • Catalyst Control Center

    Reevaluate

    • RealConnect Agent
    • TOSHIBA Power Saver
    • TOSHIBA Button Support
    • TOSHIBA Zooming Utility
    • TOSHIBA Flash Cards
    • TOSHIBA HDD Protection
    • TOSHIBA eco Utility
    • TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert
    • TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge
    • CyberLink Power Cinema
    • CyberLink MediaLibrary Service
    • TOSHIBA ConfigFree
    • cfFncEnabler
    • TOSHIBA Web Camera


    There you go buddy.
     
  6. laptop129

    laptop129 Notebook Consultant

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    I appreciate it but I could use more info Reevaluate doesn't quite cover what I want to know. I want to know which programs I can disable ore uninstall without causing trouble. Telling me to reevaluate only tells me but so much about programs I know nothing about.
     
  7. apple314159

    apple314159 Notebook Consultant

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    Most of those applications you have are non-essential. The "reevaluate" ones surfasb mentioned are apps you don't need, and don't want during startup. Removing/disabling them will most likely not harm your computer in any way. Especially get rid of all those TOSHIBA programs.
     
  8. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    reevaluate means disabling them, testing everything's fine and how you want it, if not reenable.

    those toshiba things are toshiba-specific (duh!..), and thus, we don't know them. they might be important for your system or usage, or not.
     
  9. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    As daveperman said the Toshiba specific ones may be important or may not. No offense to anyone else who has voiced an opinion thus far, but in all honesty, regarding these specific ones I would only trust the advice of someone who at least has a toshiba listed below their signature line and even then I'd seek the advice of someone with your specific model.

    But if you can't find that advice, just image the c: drive using a BOOTABLE CD and find out yourself. Start deleting stuff, take copious notes. Worst case you get the machine hosed up and it won't reboot. You break out your bootable cd, and restore the image. No harm done and you know yourself what is and isn't needed.

    Then using those copious notes report your findings back here. Tis part of the process here to share that sort of info for the next soul who attempts what you are doing.

    Gary
     
  10. surfasb

    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    This is why I used the word "Reevaluate" instead of disable. I was unsure of how essential the programs listed under "reevaluate" were to the functionality of your computer. Thus, disable them and see which ones you need. And then enable the ones you end up finding out you DO need.

    Obviously, someone who has done this before with your model laptop can provide more specific advice. Until then, we are what you are stuck with.

    Edit: I would love to do more research for ya, but I'm paid neither as a fact checker or as a paralegal. I have to make sure my coworkers know where the power button is........
     
  11. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    Actually, your list was not what I had in mind when I wrote my reply. ;) Your advice was spot on, in isolating the ones that MIGHT be expendable. Others seemed to be certain that they were, even though it appeared they didn't own a Toshiba.

    Gary
     
  12. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think whoever said get rif of Adobe....

    Adobe Reader 9 is quite nice and fast - if you need to view pdfs I definitely recommend it.

    8 however was and is junk...
     
  13. surfasb

    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    I think Foxit is much faster personally. We use Adobe pro at work here and it is slow as crap. Some people have gotten good at using it though, so we keep it around. I'm trying to get better at it so I can provide better advice.
     
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