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Windows 7: Cleanup the MSCONFIG startup tab listings in Windows 7

10 Jan 2010   #1
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Cleanup the MSCONFIG startup tab listings in Windows 7

Hi all, in Win XP and Vista you could delete leftover msconfig startup entries, for disabled or uninstalled programs by following these instructions. However, in Win 7, it appears as though startupfolder and startupreg are missing from the MsConfig directory in regedit. Where are the disabled startup entries located in Win 7?


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10 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Others will have to give you an answer, but I can advise .Back up your registry and make a system image before you start.
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10 Jan 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nabilalk,

You might also look at METHOD FOUR in the tutorial below to see if they are in any of these registry locations for startup programs as well. I would strongly agree with Rich that you should create a restore point first before digging around the registry to help be safe.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jan 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Instead of going into the registry, try StartupCPL:

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10 Jan 2010   #5
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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

You might also look at METHOD FOUR in the tutorial below to see if they are in any of these registry locations for startup programs as well. I would strongly agree with Rich that you should create a restore point first before digging around the registry to help be safe.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
The CCleaner trick was the easiest. Thanks.
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10 Jan 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Autoruns can delete entries too in the logon tab.
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10 Jan 2010   #7
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I have those registry entries under Shared Tools - doesn't everyone?
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10 Jan 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Nabilalk,

You might also look at METHOD FOUR in the tutorial below to see if they are in any of these registry locations for startup programs as well. I would strongly agree with Rich that you should create a restore point first before digging around the registry to help be safe.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
The CCleaner trick was the easiest. Thanks.
You're welcome Nablilalk. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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