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using windows xp sp2. in the run box i have typed ms configure which opens system configuration utitlity. i go to startups and disable some programs for starting up automatically - then when i click apply changes i receive the following message: "an access denied error while attempting to change a service. you may need to log on using an administrator account to make the specified changes." i have never had this message before when changing startup programs. how do i resolve this problem? i am the user/owner and have never signed in as the administrator. thanks, van.
these changes are not for essentials required by microsoft to run.
If the entry in question is being stubburn, click start then run then type services.msc. find the entry in the services list, then try and stop it, once it has stopped, you can disable it. If it gives you a similar warning, check your user privaleges,