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Disabling XP start-up programs, How do you do it ?

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February 13, 2005 12:05:09 AM

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Could anyone explain to me how to turnoff programs in XP that automatically
start when you boot the computer. Older versions of Windows allowed for this
in an easy way. I can find the list of programs that automatically start up
when XP boots, but there is no allowance to turn specific start-up programs
on-or-off....How does one do this with XP?

Thanks for the help and support

irzapper
02/12/05
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 1:42:24 AM

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Robert;
The same as in older versions of Windows...the application itself is the
best place.
Most applications have options to disable at start-up.
Often these options are under "Settings", "Options" or something similar.

Many use MSCONFIG, but that is intended for troubleshooting.

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"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:68129D69-3F20-42A2-BBEF-F4AF2C1B3005@microsoft.com...
> Could anyone explain to me how to turnoff programs in XP that
> automatically
> start when you boot the computer. Older versions of Windows allowed for
> this
> in an easy way. I can find the list of programs that automatically start
> up
> when XP boots, but there is no allowance to turn specific start-up
> programs
> on-or-off....How does one do this with XP?
>
> Thanks for the help and support
>
> irzapper
> 02/12/05
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 12:05:23 PM

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Robert wrote:
> Could anyone explain to me how to turnoff programs in XP that automatically
> start when you boot the computer. Older versions of Windows allowed for this
> in an easy way. I can find the list of programs that automatically start up
> when XP boots, but there is no allowance to turn specific start-up programs
> on-or-off....How does one do this with XP?
>
> Thanks for the help and support
>
> irzapper
> 02/12/05


In most cases, with "well-mannered" applications, it's usually as
simple as opening the undesired program and deselecting the option to
"display icon in the system tray" or to "start when Windows starts."

Additionally, Look in the C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up and C:\Documents and
Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up folders, and in the
system registry, primarily in the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.

How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310560


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Anonymous
February 13, 2005 12:05:48 PM

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Still an easy way in XP. Go to "run" on the start menu, type "msconfig", go to
"startup" and uncheck the ones you don't want to start. When you boot you will
get a warning that you are in a diagnostic mode, check the box that says don't
tell you again.
Bruce Chambers <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote:

>Robert wrote:
>> Could anyone explain to me how to turnoff programs in XP that automatically
>> start when you boot the computer. Older versions of Windows allowed for this
>> in an easy way. I can find the list of programs that automatically start up
>> when XP boots, but there is no allowance to turn specific start-up programs
>> on-or-off....How does one do this with XP?
>>
>> Thanks for the help and support
>>
>> irzapper
>> 02/12/05
>
>
> In most cases, with "well-mannered" applications, it's usually as
>simple as opening the undesired program and deselecting the option to
>"display icon in the system tray" or to "start when Windows starts."
>
> Additionally, Look in the C:\Documents and Settings\All
>Users\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up and C:\Documents and
>Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up folders, and in the
>system registry, primarily in the
>HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
>HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.
>
>How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310560
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 12:44:16 PM

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In news:68129D69-3F20-42A2-BBEF-F4AF2C1B3005@microsoft.com,
Robert <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Could anyone explain to me how to turnoff programs in XP that
> automatically start when you boot the computer. Older versions
> of
> Windows allowed for this in an easy way. I can find the list
> of
> programs that automatically start up when XP boots, but there
> is no
> allowance to turn specific start-up programs on-or-off....How
> does
> one do this with XP?


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