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Cannot remove AIM from startup

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:56 AM

Tried using a starup control panel application and simply unchecking it from msconfig. It always returns.

I still want to use AIM, It just annoys me that it's on startup. I will not be defeated.

Help please? Thanks in advance.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:35 PM

Sometimes, we miss what is simple and obvious ;)

Select the My AIM menu, click Options, and click Edit Preferences. Click the General tab, and uncheck Start AIM when Windows starts.


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:48 PM

Awesome, thanks.

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