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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 3:11:07 PM

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How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need it
I'll start it. Thanks

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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 4:11:03 PM

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THANKS it worked :) 

"leadpipe" wrote:

> How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need it
> I'll start it. Thanks
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 4:52:26 PM

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In news:AD757835-57B0-4196-B828-DA51BE872C2F@microsoft.com,
leadpipe <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer.
> When I
> need it I'll start it. Thanks


On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
Options to see if it has the choice not to start. Many can easily
and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't work, run MSCONFIG
from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab, uncheck the
programs you don't want to start automatically.

However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose
of running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many
people tell you, you should be concerned, not with how many of
these programs you run, but which. Some of them can hurt
performance severely, but others have no effect on performance.

Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you
should do is determine what each program is, what its value is to
you, and what the cost in performance is of its running all the
time. You can get more information about these with at
http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html. If you can't find it
there, try google searches and ask about specifics here.

Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent
informed decision about what you want to keep and what you want
to get rid of.


--
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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 5:31:03 PM

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Heads up. The next time you start Quick Time, it will recheck the qttask box
so Quick Time will again start when Windows is started. It is an annoying
feature of this particular application.

"leadpipe" wrote:

> THANKS it worked :) 
>
> "leadpipe" wrote:
>
> > How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need it
> > I'll start it. Thanks
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 10:36:00 PM

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leadpipe wrote:
> How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need it
> I'll start it. Thanks


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
January 20, 2005 11:20:45 PM

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Hi

From Start>Run type

msconfig

then click on the startup tab. Uncheck any programs that you don't want
starting up with Windows, then reboot your system.

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"leadpipe" <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need
> it
> I'll start it. Thanks
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:20:46 PM

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I don't see Quick Time on the start up list ? Any other suggestions for
changing start up programs? I see one called "qttask" but I don't think that
is it. I'm scared to take it off if I don't know what it is. Thx

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> From Start>Run type
>
> msconfig
>
> then click on the startup tab. Uncheck any programs that you don't want
> starting up with Windows, then reboot your system.
>
> --
>
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "leadpipe" <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AD757835-57B0-4196-B828-DA51BE872C2F@microsoft.com...
> > How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need
> > it
> > I'll start it. Thanks
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:20:47 PM

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qttask is Quick Time.

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"leadpipe" <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CE8390F5-A0B6-4FE2-932C-5E13D780074A@microsoft.com...
>I don't see Quick Time on the start up list ? Any other suggestions for
> changing start up programs? I see one called "qttask" but I don't think
> that
> is it. I'm scared to take it off if I don't know what it is. Thx
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> From Start>Run type
>>
>> msconfig
>>
>> then click on the startup tab. Uncheck any programs that you don't want
>> starting up with Windows, then reboot your system.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "leadpipe" <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AD757835-57B0-4196-B828-DA51BE872C2F@microsoft.com...
>> > How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I
>> > need
>> > it
>> > I'll start it. Thanks
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:57:27 PM

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Hi

"qttask" is the Quicktime file.

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"leadpipe" <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CE8390F5-A0B6-4FE2-932C-5E13D780074A@microsoft.com...
>I don't see Quick Time on the start up list ? Any other suggestions for
> changing start up programs? I see one called "qttask" but I don't think
> that
> is it. I'm scared to take it off if I don't know what it is. Thx
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> From Start>Run type
>>
>> msconfig
>>
>> then click on the startup tab. Uncheck any programs that you don't want
>> starting up with Windows, then reboot your system.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "leadpipe" <leadpipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AD757835-57B0-4196-B828-DA51BE872C2F@microsoft.com...
>> > How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I
>> > need
>> > it
>> > I'll start it. Thanks
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 8:49:01 AM

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Programmer where wife works gave her this solution for me which worked:

"actually, you can disable this option. if using QT6, go to control panel
and double-click the QT icon. Select 'Browser Plug-in' from the drop down
list, you should see 'Quick Time system tray icon' option."



"leadpipe" wrote:

> How do i get a program not to run when I start my computer. When I need it
> I'll start it. Thanks
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