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Windows 7: Startup folder modifications

27 May 2016   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Startup folder modifications

How can I modify the apps that are started during bootup? I used to use a Windows app but I have forgotten the program name. Can you help?


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27 May 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What do you mean by modify?
You can use a program called Autoruns to control what programs start.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rnals/bb963902
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27 May 2016   #3
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

pbcopter;
Autoruns is very complicated and does a lot more. The program I had in mind only listed the programs started during boot. Any ideas?
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27 May 2016   #4
derekimo

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What about the built in system configuration?

Just type msconfig in start menu search, it has a startup tab.
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27 May 2016   #5
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Derekimo;
Thanks, that is the exact program I'm looking for.
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27 May 2016   #6
derekimo

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You're welcome, glad you got it sorted.
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30 May 2016   #7
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

And..... in Program Files is your Startup folder.
Open that and you can remove things you don't want starting and add things that you do want to start with boot-up.

I've added several things to my own Startup folder, like a Temp file Cleaner, Instant Restore Point, and my email program.

Good Luck and Happy Computing

TechnoMage
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30 May 2016   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
And..... in Program Files is your Startup folder.
Are you sure about that location?

I don't have that in Program Files in 7 or 10.

I have it here,

C:\Users\derek\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Easier to access by using run or start menu search with this shell:startup
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