Removing Startup Programs

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  1. shai

    shai Banned

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    To open the registry go Start, Run, then type "Regedit" (and hit Ok). Choose File, Export, then choose All at the bottom. Save the file to your hard disk. You may need it later.

    Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
    From here you should see a list of the programs that start when your PC turns on. Ignore (Default), and now you can delete any entries that you are positive you don't need. My fresh install of Windows XP Professional had nothing in this key, so don't be afraid to delete something just because it sounds important (that's what back-ups are for!).
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
    Here you should find quite a few entries. Do not touch "KernelFaultCheck" and "MSCONFIG". Any other entries can be modified or deleted, if you know what you're doing. Be careful though! I recommend you leave "CoolSwitch" on for Windows XP. This is the neat Alt-Tab feature that shows a preview of the programs you're alt-tabbing to and from.
     
  2. Sourcer_2002

    Sourcer_2002 BANNED

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    Or you could also just go to Run and type Msconfig in box and go to startup and untick what you dont want to startup there also
     
  3. skinlab

    skinlab Got Satan?

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    u need startup cpl for win2k, that prog rocks.
     
  4. GravY

    GravY Master Shake

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    I just Use Msconfig like stated above.. works well for me.. :)
     
  5. merry

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    MSConfig

    And it keeps backups, too... I guess in the "[blah-blah-blah]/Run-" key
     

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