Solved HP Startup programs, Kill 'em?

November 20, 2012 at 09:23:16
Specs: W XP Home, Celeron 2.00 GHz 256 RAM

I have 5 HP (Photosmart 7760 printer) programs loading at startup. I read at Bleeping Computer that I don't need them running at startup, so, correct me if I'm wrong, but I can run "msconfig" and uncheck them and apply, and ok. Then my computer will boot in "selective startup" from then on. Here's my question: Is there any problem with that?

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#1
November 20, 2012 at 09:35:52
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None at all.
You can also use a program called Mike Lin's startup control panel to kill programs that run at startup. Then you don't get nagged about the computer running in selective startup mode.

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml


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#2
November 20, 2012 at 10:36:20

Either way...that crap is not necessary to print, scan, buy ink, or get to the hp website.

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#3
November 20, 2012 at 10:48:22

Thanks. What I thot. Thot I'd run it by the experts first, tho!

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#4
November 20, 2012 at 16:38:39

Then you don't get nagged about the computer running in selective startup mode

Just an observation. I've unchecked things in msconfig Startup for years (yeah I realize it is really for diagnostics). However, I only get the one nag screen after the next boot which, when dealt with, never appears again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
November 20, 2012 at 17:50:18

So, yes, I unchecked those pesky HP startup items, rebooted, said "don't show this again", it doesn't, my notification area is cleaner and I'm sure my box boots a little faster, too. So all's well and thanks to all on this forum for the help and advice!

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#6
November 20, 2012 at 18:25:42

Glad to hear it and thx for popping back to let us know.

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