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stephentj
02-08-2001, 05:44 AM
Can anyone tell me why Findfast & Office Startup are loaded from the registry on booting Windows? In the past I've deleted them both and haven't noticed any performance difference. (Perhaps "fools rush in ....)
Thanks

Paleo Pete
02-08-2001, 10:01 AM
Not sure what Office Startup does, but Find Fast lets Windows find documents created or altered by Office programs quickly. Usually this is more a nuisance than anything else for the average user, since it accesses the drives periodically, looking for recently accessed documents, and people don't know why the machine is checking the drives, especially the floppy.

For businesses it might be useful, in a situation where you have many documents to deal with on a regular basis, but for most home users they can be removed from Start Up with no problems.

What I do is create a temporary folder somewhere in the Start Menu, then drag and drop those links to that folder, and if I ever need them for some reason they can easily be replaced, and removed again if needed only on a temporary basis. That applies to anything that is loaded into the Start Up folder by the installation.

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Randy_tx
02-08-2001, 10:07 AM
In addition to what Pete states, if you are running a cpu faster than 300 mhz or so....you can open any MS Office program or file plenty fast without those two running "resident"...both rob you of RAM and might cause Scandisk to "perpetually restart" anyway http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Paleo Pete
02-09-2001, 09:24 AM
Make that WILL cause Scandisk and Defrag to restart perpetually...

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Mikelh
02-13-2001, 06:52 PM
You can also control the startup folder with MSconfig or Startup Control Panel software. I use them instead of creating a folder. Both ways work well.

Start Up Control Panel is here: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Michael

[This message has been edited by Mikelh (edited 02-13-2001).]