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Windows 7: Removing programs for start up

26 Nov 2009   #1
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Removing programs for start up

How can I stop a program form starting up at boot ie Windows Messenger?
Thanks in advance for any guidance.


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26 Nov 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Type "Msconfig" into search. press enter when "msconfig" is highlighted. Go to startup tab and find the program you do not wish to start. Uncheck it. Hit apply and OK.

WLM also has an option to "start when Windows starts" in the options somewhere I'm sure. I don'y use it.

Msconfig will do the trick
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26 Nov 2009   #3
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Type "Msconfig" into search. press enter when "msconfig" is highlighted. Go to startup tab and find the program you do not wish to start. Uncheck it. Hit apply and OK.

WLM also has an option to "start when Windows starts" in the options somewhere I'm sure. I don'y use it.

Msconfig will do the trick
Fantastic!!
Thank you so much for that nate42nd.
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26 Nov 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No problem, have a good day!
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26 Nov 2009   #5
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

yeah nice work on that nate42nd.... or sometimes the program themselfs have a setting in them to stop them from starting up when windows does but you might have to go looking for it
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26 Nov 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
yeah nice work on that nate42nd.... or sometimes the program themselfs have a setting in them to stop them from starting up when windows does but you might have to go looking for it
Yes, most programs have a setting but msconfig is a great tool, but be careful....you don't want to uncheck anything you aren't sure about. I unchecked a mouse driver one time and it took me a lot of work to find out why my mouse was not working right. There are things in there you don't want to mess with. Make sure you know what the program is.....look at the .exe
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26 Nov 2009   #7
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
yeah nice work on that nate42nd.... or sometimes the program themselfs have a setting in them to stop them from starting up when windows does but you might have to go looking for it
Yes, most programs have a setting but msconfig is a great tool, but be careful....you don't want to uncheck anything you aren't sure about. I unchecked a mouse driver one time and it took me a lot of work to find out why my mouse was not working right. There are things in there you don't want to mess with. Make sure you know what the program is.....look at the .exe
yeah i second that mate almosted stopped a key windows startup thing one time lol we live and learn
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26 Nov 2009   #8
chukali

vista
 
 

visit here
I think it will help you Boost up PC startup speed | Expert4all
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26 Nov 2009   #9
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Here is what I use instead of msconfig.

Autoruns for Windows

Autoruns is just one of many utilities available from sysinternals,from Microsoft.

Never hurts to have options.
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26 Nov 2009   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i use advanced systemcare from 10bit it has a startup manager and a wholehost of other features, i deleted the registry cleaner from the program file as iv'e read not to mess with registry in windows7
http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html
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