Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Temporarily stop programs in startup folder

28 Mar 2014   #11
JohnON

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Great solution

That is great thinking-out-of-the-box. Thank you badger906. It should solve pattermann's issue as well. (Sorry Mr. Kari, I am not familiar with Finnish names)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Mar 2014   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The other solution is to see if maybe a reg key in xp is holding that info and to see if it can be extracted and used in 7. I will look into it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2014   #13
Jedis

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I was looking for the same thing. I also found that holding shift does not work like it used to in Windows XP.

I have a custom logon script for work, residing in the Startup folder, that runs to execute a bunch of programs upon logon. When I take my laptop home, I don't want that custom logon script executing.

Here's what I did as a workaround:
  1. Took ownership of the Utilman.exe file in c:\windows\system32
  2. Wrote a VBscript to move my custom batch file out of the Startup folder in the Start Menu, and into another folder.
  3. Compiled my VBS script using the trial of VBSEdit (or you could use IExpress, which is bundled with Windows 7).
  4. Placed my compiled VBS script into the c:\windows\system32 folder and named it Utilman.exe
Now, from the logon screen, I can click the "Ease of Access" button in the lower left corner of the screen. It then runs the VBS script that moves my custom logon script out of the Startup folder. I just see a command prompt window pop open for a split second and close. Then I login and my logon script does not run, as planned

When I want to re-enable my custom logon script, I just click the icon again the next time I am at the logon screen, which sees the file doesn't exist in the Startup folder and moves it back. Then I login again, as normal.

Hope this helps someone!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Oct 2014   #14
lonrot

Windows 8 64
 
 

I just found a program that can do this (LaunchMeNot).

The program has an autostart feature "Autolaunch" which loads a custom list of startup programs, after converting all the startup programs to that list I can click "cancel" as soon as the loader launches.

The program is old (2010) and the developer dropped support since it's release probably due to lack of exposition (902 downloads so far). It works well on Windows 8.1 64 bit, the interface is decent and easy to use.

This is my second post here, so I will avoid posting a link, it's free at CodePlex, even the source code is available.

Alternatively there are programs that can delay startup programs like WinPatrol but awkwardly enough don't offer the stop/cancel feature.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Temporarily stop programs in startup folder




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot?
Is there an application or program that can stop or pause startup programs during boot? For example using a hotkey to pause the startup queue temporarily or simply stop it altogether. Note: This is different from selectively disabling startup programs in the task manager or msconfig. Rather this...
Software
How to make OneNote stop appearing in Startup folder?
Just installed Office 2013, Home & Business. If I open OneNote, the "Send to OneNote tool" shortcut appears in my taskbar, notification center and startup folder. How can I stop this?
Microsoft Office
Programs stop running a few seconds after startup
I'm experiencing pretty much the same problem this user described: Windows 7 programs not working - Windows 7 - Windows 7 After the desktop is initialized, startup programs would seem to start loading at first, but then will all hang. Seemingly half the drivers don't load, and when I try...
General Discussion
How do you add programs to the startup folder ?
I have looked and looked and I can not see a way to add links into the startup folder. If i use Windows explorer to navigate to the Startup folder, I am told I do not have authority to access it (I am the administrator and only account on the system). Nothing in control panel seems to apply so...
General Discussion
Programs in the Startup Folder
This is Windows 7 HP 64 bit. I have 4 apps in the Startup menu according to Start Programs. However I don't believe 3 of them are actually starting up. The reason I say this is I do not see any evidence of them in Task Manager and also another app that depends on one of them starting is not...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App