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Msconfig Settings

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#1 keefetech77


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition (I know, I know...) Anyway, I have configured which programs I want to start in msconfig under my own profile (admin account) thinking that it would apply system wide for all profiles. This does not seem to be the case. It only applies to 2 accounts (both admin). The other 2 accounts which are limited are not affected and all programs load when logging in. Any ideas why this is and how to remedy?


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:21 AM

Msconfig is the wrong tool for trying to manage startups, even though many believe that it is the right tool. Msconfig is intended to be a tool for troubleshooting efforts when a system fails to boot properly.

I would try one of several utilities designed for what you want to do:

Codestuff Starter - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/Starter.html

Startup Control Panel - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Startup Inspector for Windows - http://www.windowsstartup.com/

AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

As with any possibly program selection...choose the one which best suits you...and read the directions before using.


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