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larrie
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:14 am    Post subject: How do i change what programs start running when i turn on m
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on older computers, you could click start, then run, and
the type misconfig, but it wont work like that on XP. I
have some windows that pop up when my computer start that
I am gettign sick and tired of. can anyone help me
figure out How to i change what programs start running
when i turn on my computer?? thanx
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Bruce Chambers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: How do i change what programs start running when i turn [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Greetings --

In most cases, with "well-mannered" applications, it's usually as
simple as opening the undesired program and deselecting the option to
"display icon in the system tray" or to "start when Windows starts."

Additionally, Look in the C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up and C:\Documents and
Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Start Up folders, and in the
system registry, primarily in the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.

How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310560


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"larrie" wrote in message

 > on older computers, you could click start, then run, and
 > the type misconfig, but it wont work like that on XP. I
 > have some windows that pop up when my computer start that
 > I am gettign sick and tired of. can anyone help me
 > figure out How to i change what programs start running
 > when i turn on my computer?? thanx
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Ramesh MS-MVP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: How do i change what programs start running when i turn [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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It's called MSConfig (not misconfig)

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on older computers, you could click start, then run, and
the type misconfig, but it wont work like that on XP. I
have some windows that pop up when my computer start that
I am gettign sick and tired of. can anyone help me
figure out How to i change what programs start running
when i turn on my computer?? thanx
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Wesley VogelX
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: How do i change what programs start running when i turn [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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larrie;
Windows key + R/msconfig/ENTER.
Unchecking these programs in the Startup tab of msconfig is not a fixall. That should
be done within the programs themselves, if possible.
Look to see what programs you have listed under the Startup tab. Open those
programs, one at a time, and look in Options, Settings, Preferences, Properties or
similar. Look to see if there is an option like: Load at startup, or: Start when Windows
starts or similar. Uncheck or de-select these options.
It seems almost every program that is installed is so important that it has to start
at startup. Every new program I install wants to run at startup and I have to stop this
with most programs. Some programs should run at startup. For example, if you have a
cable modem and are on-line all the time, a virus program and firewall should run at
startup. With some programs there is no option to stop this. The only way is with editing
the Registry. My suggestion would be to download, install and run Startman.
"""StartMan is a startup manager created to address some of the shortcomings in
Microsoft's original System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG.EXE). MSCONFIG is primarily a
troubleshooting tool, not a startup manager, and as such it does not permit the permanent
removal of startups - they can only be disabled."""" Startman will show what the startup
programs are and allow you to disable their startup properties. It shows how or where a
program is started. If a program is started from Registry entry, it shows the path, so
you can go there and edit (delete) the entry. There is also an option that sends you to
Pacman's Portal to show a recommendation if a particular program should or should not
start at startup.
Startman 1.3.96 is available here:
http://www.pt.lu/comnet/desc/startman.html
Like I mentioned before download, install and run Startman. Also read the Help for
Startman.
Here is a link to Pacman's Portal:
http://www.pacsportal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm
Pacman's Portal is not all inclusive, but there is a lot of
valuable, useful info there.
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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

larrie wrote:
 > on older computers, you could click start, then run, and
 > the type misconfig, but it wont work like that on XP. I
 > have some windows that pop up when my computer start that
 > I am gettign sick and tired of. can anyone help me
 > figure out How to i change what programs start running
 > when i turn on my computer?? thanx
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