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#1 jmedeiros7

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 04:55 PM

Hi, um, the topic title is pretty self explanitory.
i have alot of programs running when my computer starts up, most i end up closing through the task manager when i start my computer anyway.
is there i way i can make it so that these programs dont start at all, so that i can open them when i want to?
thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 05:01 PM

jmedeiros7,

You can read all about startups and and how to select the ones you want with this link. There's a nice tool to download within that link to help. You can also look in this forum as well for additional information. hth

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edit: add the startup program database forum

Edited by Animal, 27 November 2005 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:25 AM

Go to Start>Run and type in msconfig. Under the Startup tab you will see a list of programs that can run when you boot. Remove the checkmark from the ones you want to disable.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:07 PM

Using MSCONFIG
http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
http://alri.org/step2/usingmsconfig.htm

MSCONFIG is a basic startup manager which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs but it does not allow you to completely remove an entry from the list. To do this you need a cleanup utility or startup manager like:

MSConfig Cleanup: http://www.get-in-control.com/msconfig-cleanup/
Autoruns: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html
STARTER v5.6.1.45: http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff/products_starter.html

Edited by quietman7, 28 November 2005 - 01:14 PM.

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