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Windows 7: Disable autorun for sidebar.exe permanently

05 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Disable autorun for sidebar.exe permanently

Hello, I want to disable the autorun for the windows sidebar. If I uncheck the box for it in 'msconfig' and reboot the pc it works fine. But whenever I start the sidebar, the box in 'msconfig' is checked again. Is there a way to start sidebar without enabling the autorun for it automatically?

Thanks, gorgos

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05 Jun 2010   #2

 

you want to disable the autorun?
and yet you want to start it on your own/manually? is that it?
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05 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes! That's because I use the pc as a server for many services (AirVideo, VNC, DVBServer, JDownloader..) and I boot it via Wake on LAN. So it should only run the necessary programs (and I don't need the sidebar for that). But if I am using the pc directly I made a batch that starts all other programs I usually need (including sidebar).
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05 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Try to use CCleaner and disable it?
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05 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That won't work, because sidebar.exe adds itself on every start automatically to autorun. But here is my workaround:

.BAT:
Code:
START C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"Windows Sidebar"\sidebar.exe
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL
regedit /s C:\RemoveSidebar.reg
And the RemoveSidebar.reg file:


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Sidebar"=-
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05 Jun 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello gorgos.



Have a look at "Option Two" in the tutorial at the link below to find where it resides; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Troubleshooting with MSCONFIG


EDIT: I'm going to leave this here for others to see if needed.
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05 Jun 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gorgos View Post
That won't work, because sidebar.exe adds itself on every start automatically to autorun. But here is my workaround:

.BAT:
Code:
START C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"Windows Sidebar"\sidebar.exe
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL
regedit /s C:\RemoveSidebar.reg
And the RemoveSidebar.reg file:


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Sidebar"=-


OK, I see you found a solution; thanks for the update.
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