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    Start Up Programs

    I found in Startup 3 files that belong to my Lexmark X6570 Duplex Printer.

    My question: Should printer files have to be in Startup and run when Windows starts?

    One is for the printer itself, another is the printer card transfere monitor, the last one is for fax solutions software (fax is not set up, another machine does that).

    I think not, but I wanted to double check before removal from Startup.

    Gloria
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    Gloria,

    What I'd do is use MSCONFIG and disable the programs one at a time, reboot, see if it affects your use of the device. In my experience most printer software loaded at startup is un-necessary. YMMV.
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    RG is correct. the printer programs often just put icons in the system tray to allow quick access to printers functions like Fax and scan if you have an all in one. Almost always no harm is done if you remove them. A good list of startup programs with recommendations for allow/disable can be found at this page.

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    The simple app that works best for me to permanently get rid of unwanted start ups is What's in Startup. Simple to use, not overwhelming on the info provided.

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    Ted: I have a program called WinPatrol that has a startup tab, where all my startup prograns are listed. I can go there and disable them, one by one as Retired Geek suggested. If problems develop with my printer I can go back and enable them. To me that's simpler than using MSCONG and simplicity is my motto. The easier the better.

    I thank Retired Geek and jwitalka for your suggestions and opinions. Soon I will know if those programs were required in startup.

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    Sounds like the app you use is similar to What's In Startup. As you can see on my screen shot, you can also Disable, Enable and Delete the start up apps from the What's In Startup window. Very simple and I also believe simple is best.
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    There are a g'zillion little things that can be done within windows. If I downloaded and installed another program for every one of those, my 1TB hard drive would not be large enough to hold them.
    Keeping it Simple is NOT loading up your PC with unnecessary programs to do what can be done right from within Windows. Eh?

    MSCONFIG gives you a lot more than just access to your startup folder.
    I won't go into all its attributes but the Boot.ini section will let you change the boot delay timer from 30 sec's to 3 sec's and let you set the number of CPU cores for Windows to use. The default is " 1 ", regardless of how many you actually have. cheeech!

    So I keep it simple by using what I can from within windows before I go outside to look for Utilities.

    Just one old timer's thoughts.

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    Dr, I agree with most of what you said but changing the setting for the number of CPUs has no impact on boot time. See http://www.withinwindows.com/2008/08...with-msconfig/ .

    Jerry

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