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How do you get rid of programs that start automatically on startup.

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How do you get rid of programs that start automatically on startup and put themselves in the start tray.  These programs aren't in the STARTUP folder. I've been told that there is a program within Windows that will show you everything that loads during bootup and that you can remove them from there.  I've been unable to locate any such software.
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<Start, Run>
Type msconfig and click OK.
Under the Startup tab, uncheck the unwanted programs.
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Check out Startup Cop, I think that's the utility you're thinking of:

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/18/08/ut1808.001.html

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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Oh wait, the "program within Windows", jlauster is right about msconfig.  But check out Startup Cop anyway.
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by:GuyJohnston
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Try this:
Goto:
Start/Programs/Accessoeies/System Tools/System Information

Then for the TOOLS Menu pick System Configuration Utility

click Startup

See if any of the programs you want to unload are
listed in the window.
If so, Uncheck the program, then APPLY.
On next REBOOT it should'nt be loaded.


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GuyJohnston:

That's the same  as running msconfig. Just another way of getting there.  :-)
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I can play too !
Open Windows Explorer, expand to Windows, then expand System, go down the list until you find the file MSCONFIG.exe and double click it.

LOL
just wanted to show another way to open it, jlauster's first comment is the fastest and easiest way to open it.
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by:GuyJohnston
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Sorry Guys, that truly was the hard way.
I'll work on the short cuts. From some reason,
I rarely take them.
Consider my way a scenic route. (:-<)



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GuyJohnston
I wasn't meaning to make fun of you, everybody has their own way of opening some programs that may be different.
no offense intended I assure you
:>)
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rayt333
None taken (:->)
But I'll certainly use that shortcut.
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Hope it helps. Thanks.

John
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