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

Posted on 2008-10-06
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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.

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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/
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So, there is no keyboard trick, like left shift during boot? Wonder why MS took that out?
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Seems I read about that somewhere, but can't remember where:  they considered it a security risk of some sort.
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rosest, isn't your question answered?  
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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.
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