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Startup Programs in XP


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#1 Junior2007

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

Is there a way to enable/disable which programs start when booting up in XP? Tried looking for the function under control panel but not seeing it there. Any help appreciated, thanks.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:05 PM

Start - run then type
msconfig
Startup tab

CAUTION - Check our startup database first to make sure you are not disabling a critical program or service
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:21 PM

Do not use msconfig (which is a troubleshooting utility, designed for such purposes) as a startup manager.

There are a zillion programs out there that do a good job of managing startups, I've listed a couple:

Starter (for Startups) - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-...k/Starter.shtml

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

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

My favorite, but it can be confusing to users who don't read the instructions and who don't understand that it lists everything that runs at startup, including drivers and valid Windows files: AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx. The typical startup items can be found on the Logon tab.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:31 PM

Thanks,

I'll try one of those from the links provided.




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