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September 17, 2005 4:07:02 PM

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I use to use MSCONFIG to modify my startup loads. Now I have XP Pro and what
I see using MSCONFIG isn't as easy to deal with. What is the easiest method
to add or modify what software loads at startup?
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 4:13:05 PM

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In news:8E77F980-557A-47BA-A251-80E64F8E1DC4@microsoft.com,
PJH <PHAWORTH_OREGON@HOTMAIL.COM.(donotspam)> typed:

> I use to use MSCONFIG to modify my startup loads. Now I have
> XP Pro
> and what I see using MSCONFIG isn't as easy to deal with.


Sure it is. Why do you think it isn't.


> What is
> the easiest method to add or modify what software loads at
> startup?



There are similar third-party programs, such as the very good
freeware Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin at
http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

But before you use any program , on each program you don't want
to start automatically, check its Options to see if it has the
choice not to start (make sure you actually choose the option not
to run it, not just a "don't show icon" option). Many can easily
and best be stopped that way.

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Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 6:18:43 PM

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I use Autoruns, a free application, available here:
http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/autoruns.html



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"PJH" <PHAWORTH_OREGON@HOTMAIL.COM.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:8E77F980-557A-47BA-A251-80E64F8E1DC4@microsoft.com...
>I use to use MSCONFIG to modify my startup loads. Now I have XP Pro and
>what
> I see using MSCONFIG isn't as easy to deal with. What is the easiest
> method
> to add or modify what software loads at startup?
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