C-Media Mixer, Windows Mixer Startup

Hey guys,

   I always forget these simple little things, but I need to know how to get rid of the C-Media mixer device that starts up on the taskbar. I believe it's a registry key that you delete. I also need to know how to get the windows mixer to startup in the taskbar. I am doing this as the administrator under windows xp, and want it to affect all users. Thanks!
Noose215Asked:
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BillDLConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Start > Run > REGEDIT > "OK"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

StringValue (REG_SZ) C-Media Mixer = Mixer.exe /startup

Delete the string value.
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BillDLCommented:
...and then reboot, of course :-)

That SHOULD work.
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BillDLCommented:
Or just run this .REG file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.0

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"C-Media Mixer"=-
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BillDLCommented:
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices
"Volume" tab > "Place volume icon in taskbar"

I'm looking to see the registry key affected in WinXP.  In Win98 it is:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray
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nycon99Commented:
start/run/mscnfig
check the startup tab for the mixer, uncheck the box,   apply, ok  reboot


Eric
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Noose215Author Commented:
You rock.
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Noose215Author Commented:
I love you all.
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BillDLCommented:
Thank you, Noose215.  nycon99's method is obviously the easiest method, but there will always then be a blank checkbox in MSCONFIG's startup tab and I wasn't sure whether you wanted to prevent users from messing with the C-Media volume control.
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