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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Starts-up Automatically (w/o my requesting it)

27 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Windows Explorer Starts-up Automatically (w/o my requesting it)

Upon every boot up Windows Explorer ( not Internet Explorer) automatically loads and displays. This has been going on for some time. I thought this would be solved once I did a "Install Repair" , yet this is not the case.

I have looked in the startup folder to see if it is being requested on startup and it is not. I have not been able to see where this request resides to turn it off.

Any ideas are welcomed.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #2


Where did you get Win7? How is it activated?

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to check for clues.

Have you done a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - the steps are the same for retail?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

I will read through the info you suggested...
For me, I did a Repair Install...
Before doing this, I tried a Startup repair, and also the usual sfc / scannow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 May 2012   #4


There are other steps there to learn to use the logs and System Resources to gather clues and solve problems, but it may require a clean reinstall. This is not something to fear but an excellent learning experience about how to get it perfect, and from which you can produce a backup image so you never have to reinstall again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

once the system is running correctly - what type of DVD/CD disk should be made so one does NOT have to do a Repair Intstall ( 5 hrs of installation) in the future ?

Any recommendations ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2012   #6


Follow these steps once you have Win7 set up and running best: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If it ever becomes irreparable then after running through Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 you may want to do a System Image Recovery.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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