1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

How can I permamently remove application programs from memory?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Jazzman, Jan 27, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Jazzman

    Jazzman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Messages:
    47
    Ive got Windows ME. Some programs that I have loaded make themselves permanently resident in memory. Although this is a good thing for things like anti-virus software and the like, it is annoying when application programs like Easy CD do this. The program sits there eating up memory just in case one day I might put a blank CD in the CD writer.
    Is there any way I can modify the registry or something to change their status so that I start the program when I want it not when Windows thinks its a good idea?
     
  2. esdxc37

    esdxc37

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2000
    Messages:
    197
    start<>run<>type msconfig<>start menu

    and uncheck any programs you dont want to run at startup
     
  3. Jazzman

    Jazzman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Messages:
    47
    Thanks exdsc37 your solution arrived just at the point where I was going to log off after posting the question! Quick response or what?
    I have done what you suggested and it works. The only question I have is that Windows now thinks that I am using a modified start up for troubleshooting. I don't think that bothers me. Should it?
     
  4. ratchet

    ratchet

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    1,546
  5. Jazzman

    Jazzman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Messages:
    47
    Thanks Bryan, your advice is very welcome. I had already checked the 'Do not Display' box and it is no longer displayed in Windows Initiation. I was just a bit concerned that I am running in a non-standard mode which may have side effects. For example if the system crashed, but I don't think I have a problem.
    I checked out the website that you recommended which is excellent and proved to me that I am not alone in my view that software companies are taking liberties with thei decisions about how custmer want to run their machines. Whay don't they all provide an option???

    Once again thanks to you wonderful Tech Support people for your interest in my little problems.
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/66708

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice