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How can I close all programs at once ?
how can I stop programs from opening
automatically when I open my computer ?
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Question by:mistissini
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You need a EnumWindows API, a callback function EnumWinodwsProc.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS CRAZY THING?????
In that function and for every hwnd found call:

PostMessage hwnd, WM_CLOSE,0,0

WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS CRAZY THING?????
To disable run from start up:
Use regedit (before any changes save a backup copy!!!) and open
hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion
and delete all entries under
Run
RunServices

WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS CRAZY THING?????
Also, edit win.ini and delete all after = sign in keys:
run
load

WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS CRAZY THING?????
Also, delete all entries in start,program,startup

WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS CRAZY THING?????
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by:gwgaw
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There may also be a hkey_current_user\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
key which may have startup entries.

But as Richie_Simonetti says
WHY DO YOU NEED TO DO THIS CRAZY THING????? or

WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO THIS CRAZY THING?????

>How can I close all programs at once ?<
To close ALL programs click Start then Shutdown.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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To close ALL programs click Start then Shutdown.
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:)) I agree!
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