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[How-To] Disable Start Up Programs~!

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#1 andrewthenoob


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:01 AM

Hey guys Andrewthenoob here and I guess its time to contribute!

okay this guide will disable all the startup programs except what windows needs! Please note that this will also disable any firewall/networking program!

First: Open Start Menu and Hit Run
Second: then type in "msconfig"
Third: The system Configuration Menu should pop up
Fourth: Go to the Start Up Tab and press "disable all"
Fifth: Go to the Boot Tab and check the box "hide all Microsoft Services"
Sixth: Press "disable all" and then apply
Seventh: restart your comp and Viola! no start up items!

NOTE: you can always start the programs up by yourselves you lazy bastards! =]
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:13 AM

Try to disable programs that run at startup, from inside the program itself, using the Options menu.

msconfig should not be used as a startup manager.
That's not what it was designed for.
msconfig, was designed as a troubleshooting tool.

To control Startup applications, that can't be disabled from the programs Option menu, use a third-party startup monitor.
Two good ones, are mike Lin's Startup Control Panel, and Startup Inspector.

If you use Spybot, it also has a startup manager:
Open Spybot
On the tool bar, at the top left, click Mode.
Select Advanced Mode.
A box will open, asking if you want to go to Advanced Mode, click Yes.
On the left, at the bottom, click the Tools bar.
Select System Startup.

This lists all the programs set to run at startup.
Information on each entry can be obtained by highlighting the entry (single click), then clicking on the set of double arrows on the far right.
If there's no information on the entry, you can check it with the Startup List located on the tab at the top of the forum pages.

Always research an entry before stopping it. Stopping the wrong entry could cripple a necessary program, causing problems.

Remove the check from anything you want to stop from running at startup.
If you have TeaTimer running, a box will pop up asking if you want to allow this change.
Click Allow change.
Do this for every entry you want to stop running at startup.
When finished, close Spybot.

Edited by tg1911, 08 December 2008 - 12:16 AM.

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#3 andrewthenoob

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:00 PM

^^ Also an excellent way to disable any programs you dont want =]

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