HOW to Stop STartup Programs that do not show in the "startup" folder or have options in the program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by james, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. james

    james Guest


    I have programs that i installed that do not have options in the program
    inself to stop it starting when windows starts,and do not appear in
    start/all programs/startup.

    Is there an equivalent to tweak XP that works without problems that anyone
    can recommend?

    Or what other way is there to stop these programs starting at startup ??

    Thanks very much
    james, Jun 29, 2008
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  2. james

    harikeo Guest

    Start / Run / Msconfig and see if the apps are listed under the Startup
    tab. If they are uncheck them.
    harikeo, Jun 29, 2008
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  3. The program should be located in the system configuration utility called
    msconfig. Click The Start button and then, in the search box, type
    'msconfig' (without the quotes). When the UAC box appears press OK to

    msconfig should now appear at the top of the search list. Highlight it and
    press Enter. When msconfig opens, Click the startup tab and look down the
    list for the program. Once you have found it remove the check mark from the
    box on the left of the programs entry and then Click OK.

    When you next restart msconfig will throw up a 'message' box telling you
    that you have started your PC in troubleshooting mode. In this box, bottom
    left, I think, you will see a box with a tick in. Remove this tick to
    prevent this message appearing every time you boot your PC. You should now
    find that the program you were having problems with doesn't start each time
    you boot your PC.


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  4. james

    AJR Guest

    In addition to "msconfig" Vista includes Windows Defender which includes
    "Software Explorer" , it provides better identification of programs and
    AJR, Jun 30, 2008
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