Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Startup Programs - Change

01 May 2011   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vasumeesala View Post
awesome post... i just registered to post this reply.. imgine how well this post addressed my issue...

thanks
Welcome to Seven Forums Vasumeesala.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #81
gregrocker

 

Take a look at the post count on this tutorial!

-capture.png

Imagine that: over a million users have learned how to tame bloatware and get more control over their Windows in just a few years time!

Bravo, Shawn!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #82
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Wow, it's hard to believe that many people already.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2011   #83
lancethedude

winditous ultimate and home prenium both 64 and 32 b
 
 

Him thanks for your help in this matter I was unable to use one of the methods but the other one worked fine when I right-click on the EXT file and made the shortcut and then I tried to do the steps where you click on all programs right-click on the start up folder and click on open works for the it would just hang there I was able to put the file shortcut in the hidden location and my program open successfully I' running Windows 64 bit homepremium within Asus dual core Intel Pentium it's interesting that the help file tells you a certain way to do that and it doesn't work thank you for posting this as it offered me a workaround and I was able to you at this program to my start up sincerely Lance granum Lance the dude
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 May 2011   #84
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Lance, and welcome to Seven Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2011   #85
DodgyTactics

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Can't stop Sony PC Companion re-starting itself!

I like to keep my startup as lean as possible and keep trying to stop Sony PC Companion from running at bootup. I have tried everything the previous contributors have done, but after a while, PC Companion always inserts itself in the Startup list.

I have removed it using msconfig and disabled the service via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services, but after a while it always re-starts itself. There is obviously something still running that is re-inserting PC Companion into the Startup list, but what?

Any suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2011   #86
gregrocker

 

You can do what many tech enthusiasts do and find a clean copy installation DVD for your version and clean reinstall without the bloatware, using the Product Key on COA sticker. Reinstalling Windows 7

Besides unchecking everything in msconfig>Startup except AV and gadgets, check back for those which write themselves back in and turn them off in msconfig>Services after hiding all MS Services. Even then some will need to be turned off in their Program Preferences or uninstalled. Clean up factory bloatware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #87
DodgyTactics

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for your response.

I'm not sure I'd want to go through the trauma of re-installing Windows as I've got lots of apps and the last time I performed a clean re-install, it took several weeks to get my system back the way I wanted it.

I've attached screen shots of part of my msconfig setup and you'll see that Sony PC Companion is listed twice in Startup (why?). It's also unchecked, so shouldn't run at startup, but after a while, if I open msconfig again, PC Companion will have become checked for some reason.

I've also disabled the PC Companion service, so I don't know what else to try, other than the suggested Windows re-install, which I'd rather not. Process Explorer does not reveal anything that is obviously suspicious, the only Sony items being Vaio processes for LAN, battery monitoring, etc.

Any more thoughts?
Name:  msconfig_1.jpg
Views: 570
Size:  79.0 KB

Name:  msconfig_2.jpg
Views: 560
Size:  71.7 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #88
gregrocker

 

Are you able to find access to PC Companion via any Sony listing in All Programs? Look for its Preferences to disable at Startup.

Apparently Sony PC Companion has its own Facebook page. There an engineer explains that to uninstall it you should delete its folders in Program Files. PC Companion | Facebook

I would instead rename to append .old to each and move them to desktop so they can be reinstated if need be.

You may need to take ownership: Take Ownership Shortcut
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #89
DodgyTactics

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Wow - that was a quick response!

Here's a screen shot of my PC Companion settings, showing it is definitely not set to run at startup.

Name:  PC_CompanionSetup.jpg
Views: 551
Size:  36.6 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Startup Programs - Change




Tutorial Tools




Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
How to change the order of startup programs
When I got a Win7 computer from Dell, McAfee was already installed. How can I change the sequence of the booting order of startup programs. For example, I would like to place McAfee proram at the end of the booting sequence for the startup programs. hummer
General Discussion
Startup programs help
Hi, I have just had to purchase a new PC and went with an off the shelf Lenovo 330 for speed of purchase and I need a little help. I am not a very experienced user and I am looking for help to decide which programs I can disable/delay at startup. I have looked at the msconfig startup tab but...
Performance & Maintenance
Startup programs
I have just taken delivery of a new computer running Windows 7 64 bit. I have copied short cuts to Skype and to Birthday reminder to the Startup folder but neither of these program s will start at boot up. Have seen varuious similar reports of the same problem on the internet and have tried some...
General Discussion
What startup programs are necessary?
hello again. I can see that the bluetooth (Btvstack.exe & AthBtTray.exe) starts up with the pc. is it necessary? next thing is the USB3 (nusb3mon.exe) and many other. so i am asking what are the necessary startup progams?
Performance & Maintenance
Startup programs not opening during startup
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I have CPU-Z, Hardware Monitor Pro and Resource Monitor shortcuts in the startup folder. If I go to MSCONFIG I can see that the items are there to be started during startup. What am I doing wrong that will not allow these programs to start up?
General Discussion
Why is there no Control Panel/Programs/Change Startup..
..Programs anymore? I liked how Vista had that feature. Now it seems the only way to disable startup programs is by 'msconfig' right?
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App