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  1. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #120

    Do you have both of the following keys in there?

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-"

    In other words, a "Run" key without a hyphen, and another with the hyphen?

    I've seen how some programs that are designed to help the user control what does and does not get autostarted make that type on an entry in the registry. For instance, if the user selects a particular program to no longer autostart, it will simply copy the subkey to another key (ie, Run-) rather than simply delete it. That way if the user ever decides to re-enable autostart it'll simply copy the key back to where it was initially.
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  2. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #121

    I'm thinking that may have just been a typo since there should only be these to keys at that registry location, unless it was added as you posted.

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce"
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  3. Posts : 21
    windows
       #122

    I haven't read the whole thread so apologies if the following is addressed.

    In years past I've used msconfig to eliminate undesired start up programs and never had a problem doing so. At some point I discovered a MS advisory that msconfig should only be used for temporary problem diagnosis and should not be used to control start up items. MS advises using the free utility Autoruns to turn off start up items. Note that Ccleaner control of start up items works through msconfig.

    I now use Autoruns an have never encountered a problem. I previously used msconfig and there were no apparent problems. Maybe it doesn't matter which method is used but I decided to follow the MS advisory.
    Last edited by Whiznot; 06 Sep 2012 at 12:38.
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  4.    #123

    I've never seen any problem with using msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services (after Hiding all MS Services) to establish a Clean Boot.

    I only allow AV, gadgets/stickies, Skydrive (User folders sync to storage) and Flash updater in my installs without any problems since Win7 release.

    Anyone else have another experience?

    If in doubt be sure to google the listing to see what it does. Some users like HD or battery monitor programs to be always running. Those who overclock may need their GPU bloatware package running.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 08 Sep 2012 at 11:51.
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  5. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #124

    I agree with Greg. I think msconfig may just make it easier to use to enable/disable startup items for testing purposes, but I never had any issues using msconfig or any other option to enable/disable or delete startup entries at will either.

    I'm a registry geek, so I normally use the registry for whatever I do anyways though.
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  6. Posts : 76
    Windows 7 64Bit
       #125

    STARTUP Reply


    For me, "MSCONFIG" just never seemed complete. In Windows XP, I'd used StartupCop Pro, and that was one of the most helpful softwares ever - you could see everything that wanted to boot up on startup, and if something tried to add itself while you were using the computer, it'd let you know right away. Wish the old version worked with W7 (well, it kind of does, you just have to disable UAC), I really miss it.

    - 2B
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  7. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #126

    2 Bunny said:
    For me, "MSCONFIG" just never seemed complete. In Windows XP, I'd used StartupCop Pro, and that was one of the most helpful softwares ever - you could see everything that wanted to boot up on startup, and if something tried to add itself while you were using the computer, it'd let you know right away. Wish the old version worked with W7 (well, it kind of does, you just have to disable UAC), I really miss it.

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    Never tried Startup Cop, but you might want try this:

    Autoruns for Windows

    No realtime monitoring, but it does allow you to compare differences over time.
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  8. Posts : 76
    Windows 7 64Bit
       #127

    TY Reply


    F5ing said:
    2 Bunny said:
    For me, "MSCONFIG" just never seemed complete. In Windows XP, I'd used StartupCop Pro, and that was one of the most helpful softwares ever - you could see everything that wanted to boot up on startup, and if something tried to add itself while you were using the computer, it'd let you know right away. Wish the old version worked with W7 (well, it kind of does, you just have to disable UAC), I really miss it.

    - 2B
    Never tried Startup Cop, but you might want try this:

    Autoruns for Windows

    No realtime monitoring, but it does allow you to compare differences over time.
    That's actually a pretty great start. I wonder how I overlooked that before.

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  9. Posts : 2,171
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #128

    2 Bunny said:
    I wonder how I overlooked that before.

    - 2B
    Well, the more you look around the more you find. Doesn't really matter how long you've been looking, you're bound to run into something you've never run across before!

    The problem is figuring out whether to take the risk before downloading/installing!!

    Here's another to check out: http://www.winpatrol.com/
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  10. Posts : 30
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
       #129

    THAT is funny... HAHAHAH Jeffrey from ASUS told dude in a 1 egg comment (see: Newegg.com - ASUS A53U-ES21 Notebook AMD Dual-Core Processor E-450(1.65GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW AMD Radeon HD 6320 ) how to go to THIS thread to solve his "ASUS Bloatware Startup problems..." THAT is E.P.I.C.

    EDIT: Thumbs me up...

    EDIT pt 2: oh WAIT this ain't Utube LOL
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