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#1 abx

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

If I wanted the minimum files to be on my desktop when I start the computer, I remember having to click run, but what do I type in the "Run" box to stop files from showing up on my desktop on start-up? Thank you. abx

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:09 PM

I believe you're referring to, msconfig.

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

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

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.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:18 PM

Adding to tj1911:


If you have Windows Defender, you can control startup programs from there.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:54 AM

The easiest is to do the following:
1. start --> run --> msconfig
2. Click on the "startup" tab (furthest right)\
3. Unclick any items you don't want to load when windows starts.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:00 AM

The easiest is to do the following:

Perhaps you didn't read post number 2?
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

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.


I cannot believe you forgot to mention Autoruns from Sysinternals (now owned by Microsoft).
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:27 PM

I'll just add that you want to look at the Logon tab, if you use Autroruns. Leave everything else alone.

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