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Can somebody tell me how important it is that MSOffice boots at startup when the Windows 98 starts? In other words - If I removed the MS Office from the Startup List would I likely to sufffer any grave consequences? I am just trying to ease as much as possible the Startup List as the machine is very low on resources.

Another question If I may, please. There is Network Neighborhood icon sitting on the Desktop. What is it related to? I have only a dial-up connection and no network installed. Would it be safe to remove Network Neighborhood from the system? And how can I do that?

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hi greedylobster,

>>Can somebody tell me how important it is that MSOffice boots at startup when the Windows 98 starts? In other words<<

the only reason it is good at loading at startup is because it makes Office faster to load (supposedly) when you go to launch it after the computer has booted up. However it does have a tendency to slow down the system especially if you do not have much memory or a fast processor therefore it shouldn't hurt to remove it from the startup sequence. In fact, it probably will increase the startup speed unless you have a lot of other programs running also at startup.

>>Another question If I may, please. There is Network Neighborhood icon sitting on the Desktop. What is it related to? I have only a dial-up connection and no network installed. Would it be safe to remove Network Neighborhood from the system? And how can I do that?<<

this is stricly used if you are on a network (company or personal). If you do not have a network adapter then it has no purpose on your computer. the easiest way to get rid of it is to download TweakUI at the link here: http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/tutorials/tutorial.php/id/20 and it has the ability to remove network neighborhood.

thanks for your comments also. :) hope this information is helpful to you

guid

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