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Old 09-11-2004, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where do you go in XP to turn programs that startup off, cause i have like 20 and its drivng me nuts.

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Old 09-11-2004, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Where do you go in XP to turn programs that startup off, cause i have like 20 and its drivng me nuts.
search for startup in this forum

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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under run, type msconfig.exe, select startup and disable any program from loading at startup
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Be careful using it though... some programs are absolutely essential to the operation of Windows. You can go here ( and search their exhaustive database in order to determine which startup programs are essential, which are useful, which are junk, and which are malicious.
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok thanks. had around 25 things that didnt need to be loading all starting up at once
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've always wondered why certain things find their way into startup. Quicktime is a perfect example of this, why does it need to start up when the computer does? Why can't it just start up when the user wants to use it?
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok go to msconfig
then on the startup (the one befor last) click hide all windows things or w/e, then disable the rest. then in the last tab, just disable all of them
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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spybots teatimer work well for preventing items being injected into your startup.

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