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Startup program entry details:

Office Startup (OSA.EXE)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

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Description:

On older versions of MS Office this launches common Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. On slower machines it can be a resource hog and some users claim there's no difference with or without it - but it usually isn't required. This must be left enabled if you use the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar (MSOFFICE.EXE) and have set it to load at startup. Available via Start → All Programs

Startup information:

Common/User Startup (Start → All Programs → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:/Programmer/Microsoft Office/Office/OSA.EXE

Other information:

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