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Windows 7: Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot?

20 Oct 2014   #1
lonrot

Windows 8 64
 
 
Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot?

Is there an application or program that can stop or pause startup programs during boot? For example using a hotkey to pause the startup queue temporarily or simply stop it altogether.

Note: This is different from selectively disabling startup programs in the task manager or msconfig. Rather this is a live monitor during boot that can pause or stop the queue at any given time.

Thank you.


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20 Oct 2014   #2
lonrot

Windows 8 64
 
 

I just found a program that can do this (LaunchMeNot).

The program has an autostart feature "Autolaunch" which loads a custom list of startup programs, after converting all the startup programs to that list I can click "cancel" as soon as the loader launches.

The program is old (2010) and the developer dropped support since it's release probably due to lack of exposition (902 downloads so far). It works well on Windows 8.1 64 bit, the interface is decent and easy to use.

This is my second post here, so I will avoid posting a link, it's free at CodePlex, even the source code is available.

Alternatively there are programs that can delay startup programs like WinPatrol but awkwardly enough don't offer the stop/cancel feature.
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