Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by drunkkenhero, Mar 27, 2007.
i have a lot of programs that open on start up , how do i stop them from starting when i log in
Click on the Start menu, hit Run, type in msconfig and hit enter. Then go to the Startup tab, and untick what you want to stop.
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For a more thorough solution, after you run MSCONFIG, run REGEDIT and go to this folder:
In there you will find two subfolders called StartupReg and StartupFolder (I think); delete all of the contents of these two subfolders, and those unchecked checkboxes in MSCONFIG will go away forever. (Thanks, Microsoft, for getting rid of the easy "Delete" button in MSConfig!)
i get as far as the share tools folder, but i don't see msconfig anywhere. i'll try on my home computer and see if that makes a difference, i'm on a university computer right now, i'm surprised they allow regedits anyways
Dude, if someone doesn't know how to change these startup programs in the first place, why refer them to the registry when it'd be easier to just go in there and do that in the first place!
If you don't want to play with the registry, download CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com . Go to Tools and then Startup and you can just delete them there.
I'd recommend the msconfig thing first for someone who hasn't done this before; you never know if you might need to re-tick those boxes if you're not sure what you're disabling.
You're getting annoying.
Read the post again. What I suggested was an optional second step.