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laurfar

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I want to remove something from my start up list but I'm not used to the Window 7 that this laptop has. I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-420US Notebook PC. Can someone give me a clue as to where to find the start up list & then how to stop a program from running at startup. I just don't need the SuperAnti spyware to run until I need it, I don't think. Thank you for reading this post, and Happy Holidays.
 

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Click the Start Orb, then Run, and type msconfig in the run box, then OK. In the msconfig window click the Startup tab, then un-check the box next to Super Antispyware, then OK.

If Run is not available, right click the Start Orb, then Properties. On the Start Menu tab click Customize. Put a check in the box next to Run Command, then click OK twice. Follow the instructions above for msconfig.
 
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In Windows 7, click on the Start menu, enter msconfig in the search field > Now, click the Startup tab> Uncheck the items you do not want to launch on startup > When you have finished making your selections, click OK > restart your PC.

For more info, have a look here.
 

laurfar

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I knew it would be easy, just needed these simple directions. Thank you for your replies!
 

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Basically the same way it is done in XP. Not sure what confuses you about Windows 7.
 
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