I've seen this discussed in various forums, but always for a specific item. So sorry if i missed a thread or two.
What i'd like to know is, can i remove ALL adobe entries in my startup folder?
I've just built a nice clean windows 7 pc, and installed numerous adobe products, not the suite just various cs6 trials and non-trials. And as usual there is a mountain of extras. Not a big deal, maybe some are useful, but i really object to all the Startup entries - stuff that i dont want running in the background.
To name a few...
Yes HKCU:Run AdobeBridge
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Yes HKLM:Run AdobeCS6ServiceManager Adobe Systems Incorporated
Yes HKLM:Run SwitchBoard Adobe Systems Incorporated
Will i have any issues if i just remove all Adobe entries?
Leave Switchboard and the ServiceManager alone. It's bound to cause trouble. Instead set their start mode to manual in your systems "Services" control panel, if you really must. The other 2 can be disabled safely.
thanks for the comment. however...
After some experimenting i've discovered i can disable ALL startup entries without any problems.
Interestingly AdobeBridge can not be 'disabled' - it becomes 'enabled' on every boot no matter what. So instead of Disable i went for Delete and removed it completely. And no ill effects.
Everything works as before. Except automatically checking for updates - which i do manually anyway.
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