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Windows 7: how do i disable a program

14 Nov 2011   #1
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 
how do i disable a program

Ask the question and Microsoft gives you 60 answers on everything but how to disable a program. I don't want to uninstall it just disable it. Thanks. You will have my eternal gratitude.


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14 Nov 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Ummm...disable? A program? Just don't run it?! o.O DOES NOT COMPUTE
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14 Nov 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at windows Autoruns, which has a more comprehensive list of programs that run at startup.

Autoruns for Windows

Just disable any that you don't want to run at startup.
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14 Nov 2011   #4
WaxyChicken

Win7 Ultimate x32
 
 

also try running MSCONFIG (from start-> run or from CMD prompt)
there is a start-up tab and also start up processes, all of which can be selectively enabled or disabled.
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14 Nov 2011   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

WHAT program is it that you don't want to run?

What and where makes a big difference.

That's why you will get so many answers. Give more info please.
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14 Nov 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

Anything you turn off in msconfig>startup (and I would turn off everthing except AV to avoid freeloaders and spyware) may also need to be turned off in msconfig>Services after Hiding all MS Services.

Then in addition you'll need to check back regularly to kick out freeloaders who sneak back into both places.

Then you have turned off everything except your OS and AV at boot, known as running a Clean Boot.
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15 Nov 2011   #7
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 

Somewhere in control panel is a command to disable a program. Whether all of them can be I don't know. I have disabled keyboard mouse because on reboot if I uninstall it it is re-installed. I cant remember where I found the command. So for my own reasons I would like to disable internet explorer not uninstall it. I do not want to just leave it there not used. I want to disable it if possible.
I have my reasons maybe wrong but mine nonetheless. I sincerely thank anyone who took the time to try to answer my request. Have a nice day.
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15 Nov 2011   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You can forbid a program to run using Group Policy. However it's not bullet proof. I was using it to stop IE from running. But some program I installed, since it had high privilege granted by the installer during the install process, decided it wanted to use IE or some part of it, and bingo! IE was able to run again.

I find it simpler and more reliable to just use an automatic app killer. I'm still using ProcessKiller 2.0 in Vista:

http://wareseeker.com/Utilities/proc...2.0.zip/402349
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15 Nov 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can disable IE9 in Windows Features in your Control Panel.

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15 Nov 2011   #10
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks
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