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Hey rosewine,,,

Well, I am glad you are seeing some improvements, anyway!!!

I looked at Startup and see a long list of Processes and Applications. I'm not sure how to tell which ones I don't need. A couple were obvious, but most look like mumbo jumbo.

There are many Utility-Programs, that you can download or you can run them from their Web-Pages, that give you a pretty good description of the process or application, who it belongs to and your options as to disabling it from Start-Up or just deleting it. None of them are perfect on every Name but, they can be pretty useful.

Here is one from, by Uniblue.
You can Downloaded it from here, and then install it:

How it works

Once you install ProcessQuickLink access the Task Manager. Near each process you will see an button. Click on this button and you will be linked to the process page as listed on

ProcessQuickLink is compatible with Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and 7.

And, when you are done using it you can just R-Click on the Icon in you System-Tray and Click on Exit, and then your Windows Task-Manager is back to normal.

Or, you can go to their Web-Page and just type in the Name of the Process, here:

Check it out...

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