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  1. Posts : 3
    Multiple: XP, Vista32, 7(64), 7(32), 8.1(64), 10(64)
       #170

    Very complete, clear guidance. One suggestion: explicitly note that you _cannot_ use Start > "All Programs" > "Search programs and files" to find Startup folder.
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       #171

    BillR5 said:
    Very complete, clear guidance. One suggestion: explicitly note that you _cannot_ use Start > "All Programs" > "Search programs and files" to find Startup folder.
    Bill if you mean the start up programs then see point 9 of this Optimize Windows 7 < the rst of it is very good too if you want a faster machien and don't mind losing some of the "bling" like transparency
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       #172

    BillR5 said:
    Very complete, clear guidance. One suggestion: explicitly note that you _cannot_ use Start > "All Programs" > "Search programs and files" to find Startup folder.
    But you can find the Startup folder via "Search programs and files".

    See Method Two, Option One or Option Two in the tutorial.

    There is no need to click on "All Programs", but it does not hurt to do so.

    Perhaps your post was requesting that the tutorial explicitly note that you _cannot_ find either of the Startup folders via the "Search programs and files" field if one merely enters startup as the search criteria. The search field's name even implies that it won't find folders
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  4. Posts : 7
    XP Pro-Hm
       #173

    I know this is a terribly old thread, I could not find a newer one to post a great solution.


    StartupCPL_EXE.zip
    Download Startup Control Panel Standalone Version - MajorGeeks

    easy peasy, have used it on over 10 thousand machines.....xp, 2000, 7, 8, and 10.......add delete change, just drop-drag your exe to it, and there you go. :)




    PS I just lovvvvvvvvvve freeware, while you are at it, snoop his Startup Monitor, great as well.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #174

    It's funny you mention StartupCPL. I've been using that bit of code since XP! And it works to this day STILL in Windows 7. Though, I tried it in 10 and I may have the wrong version and have yet to investigate further because it didn't work. Reason I never looked into any further is that I mostly use a now Microsoft owned product (free) called Autoruns. Autoruns takes the cake and the candles in terms of helping to control statups and whatnot. But hear this: if you disable stuff in one version of Autoruns, it may not be able to be started again in another version of Autoruns. So keep that in mind if you tend to upgrade versions. I still think the older version of Autoruns loads faster and its GUI (Graphics User Interface) is much better. So because of that I still use the older version of Autoruns if I can. If I'm helping someone on a tech forum like this forum however, and if I ask for an Autoruns saved ARN file, then I have to use the new version of Autoruns to read the saved ARN file. Not an issue because Autoruns is a standalone portable application requiring no installation. So you can use multiple versions. But bear in mind again, only use one version of Autoruns to mess around with startups in the computer because other versions may not have the disabled startups reflected in another version of Autoruns.

    Another note. Autoruns is a very powerful program, and like Peter Parker's father once said, "with great power comes great responsibility." So take care of what you disable or delete in Autoruns... It could mess up your system. So a little know-how goes a long way including the use of the nearest search engine... And no, Google was never anyone's friend...


    Addendum:

    The one thing I don't like about Autoruns is that you can't add an entry to it like you can in StarupCPL.
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