[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1016
  • Last Modified:

In Vista, how do I skip Autostart programs (ie, XP shift key during boot)

In XP, holding down the shift key during boot (after logging in) will suppress running the programs in the Startup Group. This does not seem to work in Vista; is there an equivalent method of doing this?

I realize I can use MSCONFIG to skip all startup functions, but I am looking for a more ad-hoc method.

Thanks
0
rosest
Asked:
rosest
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Besides MSCONFIG or using registry edits, I know of only one other way of skipping startup programs in Vista, namely using Windows Defender:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/stop-an-application-from-running-at-startup-in-windows-vista/
0
 
rosestAuthor Commented:
So, there is no keyboard trick, like left shift during boot? Wonder why MS took that out?
0
 
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Seems I read about that somewhere, but can't remember where:  they considered it a security risk of some sort.
0
 
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
rosest, isn't your question answered?  
0
 
rosestAuthor Commented:
I guess it is. I was hoping (against hope) that someone would offer up the magic bullet: hold down the home, end and shift keys, while bouncing the insert and page-up . . .

Thanks for the info.
0

Featured Post

Prep for the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam

December’s Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn ITIL® Foundation best practices for delivering IT services effectively and efficiently.

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now