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Windows 7: How to Delete Programs From MSCONFIG?

03 Jul 2011   #1
toughbook

 
 
How to Delete Programs From MSCONFIG?

If you delete a program the name stays in the msconfig list. How do you get rid of these programs? I use Revo Uninstall Pro to delete my programs.

Without starting a new thread.... How about the Task Bar listings. In the list of icons to show at the taskbar a program will still be there even though it is deleted.

Thank you!


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03 Jul 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try CCleaner- startup tab, select entry, delete (right pane).
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03 Jul 2011   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
If the above does not work, this is what should be done
How to Delete Non Startup Entries in Msconfig in Vista | eHow.com
If it were me, however, I would not touch registry for such an unimportant concern.
(Its the same in Seven)
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03 Jul 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

your taskbar query: are you talking about shortcuts that you've pinned yourself?

if the installer program didn't put them there, then the uninstaller won't look there to delete, as it doesn't keep track of what you do with icons/shortcuts.

you'll have to house-keep your own taskbar in that case.
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03 Jul 2011   #5
toughbook

 
 

After you click on Customize on the white triangle, your list of Icons that you want to put in the Taskbar shows Icons for programs that I no longer have.

I use CCleaner to keep things cleaned up. Which selection is it exactly that delets them?
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03 Jul 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
After you click on Customize on the white triangle, your list of Icons that you want to put in the Taskbar shows Icons for programs that I no longer have.

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this should help to clean up the notification area: Notification Area Icons - Reset

the taskbar refers to the whole strip including the start-orb, pinned shortcuts and running programs and the notification area (once called system tray), which is the bit on the right-hand side by the clock.
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03 Jul 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
If you delete a program the name stays in the msconfig list. How do you get rid of these programs? I use Revo Uninstall Pro to delete my programs.
Hello Steven,

If you mean the startup programs, then you could remove them using Option Four in the tutorial below by deleting their registry entry.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Jul 2011   #8
toughbook

 
 

I'm sorry guys. The Icons in the Notification Area. Also, in Msconfig I have the same programs listed 2 or 3 times, or from previously delected programs. Look at these screen shots and see if it helps explain what I am trying to explain.

In the Notification Area picture at the bottom is SRSLabs, I deleted that program awhile ago. How do you get rid of these old items?

In the MSCONFIG picture you can see I unchecked, stopped some programs over a month ago. Some of these I don't even have installed anymore.

Like I said, I use CCleaner but maybe I am not selecting the correct box to clean.


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03 Jul 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No problem Steven,

To remove the old notification area icons: Notification Area Icons - Reset

Unchecking the boxes in msconfig will only disable them to not have them run at startup, and does not actually delete them from the startup program list. To remove the startup program entries that you do not want, you can delete it's entries in the registry locatons in OPTION FOUR of the tutorial here: Startup Programs - Change
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03 Jul 2011   #10
toughbook

 
 

Perfect! That is exactly what I was looking for. Your the man!
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