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Old 08-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #11
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well; i`m using msnmsgr so... can`t remove that haha. will `batterylife`prevent me from changing battery modes on the fly... like i change battery profiles from maximum performance to maximum battery life alot.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:27 PM   #12
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With vista, you can just use the battery icon at the bottom. That has the option to change your battery consumption mode right then and there.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:28 PM   #13
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how do i `remove them`.. is it in the msconfig.

also; in the msconfig... under the services tab; there`s a whole bunch of windows services. Do I need all of them checked... since when i hide microsoft services... only like AVG and something else is left.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:32 PM   #14
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yeah go into msconfig and remove using the guide I gave earlier.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:39 PM   #15
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uhh; sorry for being so 'noobish' .. but umm, i can't seem to find the names of the services you listed. Like it's probably not the same name under msconfig what to do?
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:42 PM   #16
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Ok let's do it this way. Bring up msconfig, resize it as big as you can vertically, and make a full screenshot of that (PrintScreen). That way I can get on the same "page" as you are. From there I can tell you what to remove from starting automatically.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #17
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it won't let me resize the msconfig window =S

sorry about all of this.
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No worries, make a screenshot of every "view" of msconfig. That is, screenshot of A-F, then another starting with the last one of the previous one. Do you have the patience for that? I am a visual person.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:51 PM   #19
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anything to make my laptop be faster! haha. I'll start doing it now =( =)

did u want the services tab.. or the start up tab... or both?
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Ever stop to think it could be indexing? Mine does that every night at 1 am. It also creates a big system restore point around that time too. Using data from the performance meter, you can see what is reading and writing to the drive. That's how I found out mine was Indexing.
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