Bypass Startup Folder

Posted on 2005-04-07
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi All,

Is there any way to get Windows to skip the startup folder step during login?  We're having problems with slow logins with redirected start menus.   I thought I'd give this a try as a test, but not sure how to go about it.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:svenswenson
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    Hi svenswenson,

    which type of startup you're talking about? is it the taskbar stuff?

    try this:

    go to start button>run
    type msconfig

    under startup tab, click disable all, or uncheck things that you don't want...

    good luck!

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    From this page:,39001729,39203461,00.htm

    Note: You can bypass all the programs in your Startup folder on an as-needed basis. To stop XP from loading any programs in the Startup folder, hold down the Shift key during bootup. No programs in the Startup folder will run, but the items will still remain there so that they will start up as they would normally the next time you boot.
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    gem you are talking about registry startup programms.
    he is talking about windows startup folder.
    The best thing to do is to delete all entries listed under Start/Programs/Startup

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