help with computer

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  1. drunkkenhero

    drunkkenhero Member

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    i have a lot of programs that open on start up , how do i stop them from starting when i log in
     
  2. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Click on the Start menu, hit Run, type in msconfig and hit enter. Then go to the Startup tab, and untick what you want to stop.
     
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    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    np, where do I send the invoice? Alternatively I also accept sexual favours :naughty:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    For a more thorough solution, after you run MSCONFIG, run REGEDIT and go to this folder:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig

    In there you will find two subfolders called StartupReg and StartupFolder (I think); delete all of the contents of these two subfolders, and those unchecked checkboxes in MSCONFIG will go away forever. (Thanks, Microsoft, for getting rid of the easy "Delete" button in MSConfig!)
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i get as far as the share tools folder, but i don't see msconfig anywhere. i'll try on my home computer and see if that makes a difference, i'm on a university computer right now, i'm surprised they allow regedits anyways
     
  7. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Dude, if someone doesn't know how to change these startup programs in the first place, why refer them to the registry when it'd be easier to just go in there and do that in the first place!

    If you don't want to play with the registry, download CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com . Go to Tools and then Startup and you can just delete them there.

    I'd recommend the msconfig thing first for someone who hasn't done this before; you never know if you might need to re-tick those boxes if you're not sure what you're disabling.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You're getting annoying.

    Read the post again. What I suggested was an optional second step.
     

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