stopping startup programs

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I have too many programs that start up with the computer that I don't need to run all the time. How do I stop some of them without having to to C/A/delete and end task each time?
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You can do a Start-Run-MSCONFIG and uncheck them in the Startup tab.  You may also have entries in other places.  Probably the quickest resource for this is Startup Cop - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,2173,00.asp
There are many ways...
Why not use Msconfig? To get to this use :
Start => Run => Type in "msconfig" => ok
When you get the Msconfig panel click the "Startup" tab.
Now... BE VERY CAREFUL WHICH/WHAT ITEMS YOU UNCLICK/DISABLE!!!! You have been warned!!!!
Disabling some of these can cause you BIG problems!
Make sure you know what they DO before you disable them!!
You could also go to the folder "C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" which contains some items started as Windows comes up. Disabling these is less rigorous!
Finally, it is not unusual to have as many as 10-15 TSR's going at one time?
A TSR (Task & Stay Resident)? These are the items displayed when you press Ctl-Alt-Del once! personally I try to keep them to a minimum of 8-10!! Many are often superfluous and can cause problems! (Don't we all know that!!?)

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you any good with the registry
they are eiter launched from start-->prorams-->startup
just right click and dreg them elsewhere or check the registry
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]
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Doesn't matter about the 'Run-' ones (Steve?) 'cause these aint running anyway!
And the 'Run' or 'RunOnce' ones should be the ones displayed in the Mcgonfig anyway....
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True on both accounts, actually unchecking them in msconfig puts them in the run-
but msconfig is a diagnostic tool, and it is better to remove them from the reg
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Startup Cop or MSCONFIG.  Take your pick!!!
It appears to me that slink9 was the first one to afford a workable solution.  Awarding the points.

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