Disabled Starup item does not show up in Registry
Posted on 2004-10-21
I run Windows 98SE and installed Caere Corp. OmniPage Pro LE, a cheap version that came with the Canon D1250U2F scanner. The torment of these "limited edition" versions are constant registration reminders so that you can then be scammed to death with marketing crap. So I disabled the ScanSoft product registration reminder with msconfig in Startup & restarted the system. But after that there is no RUN- key or any reference to it any more in the registry, not under HKEY_CURRENT_USER nor under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, looking under the familiar Software - MS - Windows - Run, RunOnce, RunServices etc. keys.
Upon Restart, the unchecked registration reminder still appears when I run msconfig. I repeated this now 3 times, every time the same. It is a minor bother, and I may have misread their warning, but this may launch only 25 times before asking you to register again. I don't like crap, hence, I may just uninstall it and get rid of it altogether if I do not get reasonable answers from ScanSoft, but the following question is of some general interest:
Is there an absolute way to MANUALLY remove an unchecked entry from Startup, and where could it be possibly found in the registry?
Thank you very much in advance.