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Most programs have an options such as 'load on startup' or something similar. You should disable
that within the program. If there is no such option, type at Start >> Run MSCONFIG and press enter.
Flip to the startup tab and uncheck the programs that you do not want to load at startup.
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"Larry" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I am OS is XP Pro.
> How can I stop programs from starting automatically?