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Windows 7: Directions to Startup in Registry

26 Mar 2011   #1
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Directions to Startup in Registry

Can anyone guide me to Startup in Registry in Win7?

It used to be HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Windows\load

... but that doesn't work for win 7.

Yes, there's msconfig/startup but I've just loaded Soluto and that tells me
there's more in startup than is showing in msconfig/startup


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26 Mar 2011   #2
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Here are a few registry startup locations

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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26 Mar 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Soluto will show you everything that's starting up including multiple System files. You don't want to mess with any of them except the ones which Soluto offers to Delay or Pause - to delay their startup until after the System starts, or Pause which is the same as unchecking them in msconfig>Startup.
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26 Mar 2011   #4
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Ohh there is also HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-**********-**********-*********-****\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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26 Mar 2011   #5
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Clinkz & Greg (for the warning ...yep very careful with reg. entries.)

Well ... interesting . soluto named Google Update in startup - which of course I don't need turned on -
generally turn off all automatic updates .... but can't find it. Oh well no big deal...just iteresting where these things hide.
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26 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

I would uninstall Google Updater in Programs and Features, or using Revo Uninstaller. It is spyware which will find ways to turn itself back otherwise.

I only allow AV and gadgets/stickies in my Startup. Most toolbars are spyware BTW, use only the stable browser built-in search without signing into Google if you don't want a profile made of your habits.
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26 Mar 2011   #7
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Done! Wondered how it got there ..now I know. It was attached to IE 8, which I very rarely use preferring FF.
Thanks Greg!
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