"This maybe a VERY important one to help manage memory issues and increase the amount of available RAM:

Customize startup programs
In this registry key you can find all the items that appear in the 'New' menu on the Today screen:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shell\Extensions\NewMenu

These are the programs that automatically start when performing a soft reset:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shell\Start Items
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On the second, in red.... If I remove the programs in that key, or some of them anyway, will that free up RAM? What are the other implications?

I would greatly appreciate any help or info on this. Thanks.