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Windows 7: How do I delete disabled startup items in msconfig?

30 Oct 2012   #1
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I delete disabled startup items in msconfig?

Hello, I been doing some cleaning recently, and in the startup section of msconfig, startup options for programs that I deleted are still there. They're disabled, but how do I get rid of them from the list completely?.


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30 Oct 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello gherrick,

The tutorial below can help show you how to delete startup items. I find METHOD FIVE with CCleaner is the easiest way, buy either method will work.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Oct 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You should be removing/uninstalling any software from the add/remove programs list from with in the control panel, but Brinks tips are perfect advice.
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30 Oct 2012   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You will find them here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder

Just delete the ones that shouldn't still be listed.

I think Glaryutilitis has a module to do it, or maybe they used to.
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30 Oct 2012   #5
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello gherrick,

The tutorial below can help show you how to delete startup items. I find METHOD FIVE with CCleaner is the easiest way, buy either method will work.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
thanks! i wasn't aware ccleaner could do that One more quick question. If i'm using foxit reader, I don't need "Adobe reader speed launcher" right?
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30 Oct 2012   #6
DMHolt57

 
 

correct
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