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Windows startup programs. What are they? Are they required? How can I disable them?

Windows startup programs. What are they? Are they required? How can I disable them?
Last database update :- 28th March, 2014 38961 items listed Concerned about why your Windows 7/Vista/XP PC takes so long to boot when you switch it on? One of the main reasons is due to the number of programs that run at system startup - and this is the place for you to identify and disable them. Background to the problem Techniques that can be used to identify and disable start-up programs from running A comprehensive list of programs that are loaded at start-up A request for additional programs or updated information DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. If you are a regular visitor, click here to go straight to the PROGRAMS E-mails received with an attachment from a pacs-portal.co.uk address are not from this site - unless advised otherwise. Virtually all applications you install using the default installation these days decide that they should start-up when Windows starts. Autoruns Related:  Windows

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Error Goblin CleanUp MsConfig Application List [How To] | Windows 7 I’m sure you already know how to use both MsConfig, AutoRuns and RegEdit to control which applications to run when booting windows. I use MsConfig on a regular basis to stop unwanted programs from running. It’s a great tool on a daily basis, except that the list of deselected items tend to get rather long and annoying. Note: Before modifying the Registry, check out our guide to working with the Windows Registry, which teaches you the basics and how to back up keys before making changes Searching the Windows Registry (using RegEdit) for applications in the Run and First Run Folders will not show these “hidden” startup items. Open RegEditOpen the following folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig There are two folders in particular we are looking for: StartupReg and StartupFolder When you expand these you will find sub folders which in turn represent a startup item shown in the MsConfig interface. Delete any of which you don’t want there. About Thomas

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