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Windows 7: How Can I clean Up My MSCONFIG non Used Start Up Items?

27 Jul 2009   #1

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How Can I clean Up My MSCONFIG non Used Start Up Items?

Hi Guys!

I used to use a tool to clean up unused items from the MSCONFIG window, but it will not work on Win7 64bit.

Is there a way to remove the items I have unchecked form my msconfig start-up tab area?

Thank you in advance for any tips!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You will find the entries under :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder

Delete the ones that are not needed.

How Can I clean Up My MSCONFIG non Used Start Up Items?-sharedtools2009-07-28_040123.jpg

It means using Regedit, if you are familiar with that. If not - better leave it alone, or at least make a restore point before attempting anything.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sands,

This should be able to help you out with this. :)

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jul 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

You can also use CCleaner which has a section dedicated to Disabling AND Removing Start-up Entries. Just make sure you dont delete anything important.

Download CCleaner 2.21.940 - Download -
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2009   #5

7232 090610-1900

Thank you , SIW2, Brink and Uber Philf!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Sands. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2009   #7


Here is a handy tool I use to manage items that start on startup.
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