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By this screenshot, can anyone tell me if any of these programs is unnecessary? It take my Laptop ages to be ready to use! There's one called N/A which I clicked so the description is on the right panel. It's an Inspiron 1525 on Vista.  

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Diana,

Try reading...

Windows startup programs. What are they? Are they required? How can I disable them?

It explains in detail what you're trying to accomplish.

List of the programs are found at...

Windows startup programs - Database search

As it explains things, programs like Dell Webcam Manager can be disabled. It will activate when you use a program that it's needed for. The same goes for the Java. Not sure what the GrooveMonitor Utility is. Just remember to make a system restore point in case there is an issue, you can always go back to what you have.

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RE: Startup programs

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Diana,

Try reading...

Windows startup programs. What are they? Are they required? How can I disable them?

It explains in detail what you're trying to accomplish.

List of the programs are found at...

Windows startup programs - Database search

As it explains things, programs like Dell Webcam Manager can be disabled. It will activate when you use a program that it's needed for. The same goes for the Java. Not sure what the GrooveMonitor Utility is. Just remember to make a system restore point in case there is an issue, you can always go back to what you have.

Rick

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Thank you! 

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I advise ditching Windows Vista and clean installing Windows 10 Insider Build 10130. You can then use the Windows 10130 Insider Build to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro which works really well on this model:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-%E2%86%92-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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I understand, but here's the thing: This Windows Vista is the only software I've ever owned, and I cannot afford to buy a new one. So it will die with me I guess haha. Thanks anyway.

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That's the point. You can install Windows 10130 (the Insider Preview) for free. You can activate the Insider Build with a generic key. Then you can upgrade the Insider Preview to Windows 10 Pro again for free.

This makes your system a Windows 10 Pro Device. You can then Clean Reinstall Windows 10 Pro on it should you need to.

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I'll consider it. I've been told before to get rid of vista.

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As you see from the comment by raraito on my video Windows 10 works well on the Inspiron 1525. Note the free upgrade path from 10130 is available only until the 2nd of October 2015. After that the 10130 Insider Preview cannot be activated and hence cannot be used to get the free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. After the free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro is carried out it will not expire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeDx-wCWla8

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