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Windows 7: cannot block startup programs


11 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 
cannot block startup programs

in windows vista I could block startup programs i didnt want using up system resourses, but with windows 7 I cant find a way of doing that, I understand its always a good idea to have normal startup mode instead of selective in msconfig. but in vista I could simply block programs in component services but the ones I want to block are not even listed in windows 7! is this the wrong place to look or is blocking startup programs not an option in windows 7?


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11 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You should use msconfig (Start search) to disable startup items.

CCleaner (if you use it) has the same function, you can also use that.
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genxie View Post
in windows vista I could block startup programs i didnt want using up system resourses, but with windows 7 I cant find a way of doing that, I understand its always a good idea to have normal startup mode instead of selective in msconfig. but in vista I could simply block programs in component services but the ones I want to block are not even listed in windows 7! is this the wrong place to look or is blocking startup programs not an option in windows 7?
Hi Genxie and welcome

In win 7 (as in vista) you want to stop services by using services.msc not msconfig. Servises is global but msconfig is user based. In services.msc you can block anything you want but 6 months down the line may forget that XX isnt running.

If you need a site to look at what service does what in win 7, there is alwasy black vipers.

Good luck

Ken J+
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11 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Genxie,

In addition to the above, this tutorial can help show you how to change or remove startup programs in Windows 7. You might check the registry locations to see if they may be listed there.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

I understand about services.msc because its just called services in my system. but I cant find what I'm looking for on that list, I want to have openoffice and brother printer to not run on startup,..their not on the list ( local services ? )
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11 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Take a look in msconfig under the startup tab. It's fine for the selective startup to be checked btw....mine is.
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11 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

I'll do that last one. thanks, although that app for finding info on system specs - speccy - says - in beta form should only be used by advanced users ( I'm not ) on test machines - just ignore that and choose one of the two download options?
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11 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

LOL, that's my signature.
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12 Dec 2009   #9

xp / win7 ult
 
 

try out revo uninstaller ....it has a tools section at the side that stops any start up items ....also a really good program uninstaller .

ohh and hi all ...first post and all that
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15 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragy2k View Post
try out revo uninstaller ....it has a tools section at the side that stops any start up items ....also a really good program uninstaller .

ohh and hi all ...first post and all that
Good call Dragy, Revo does indeed manage startup items. Welcome to SevenForums too
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