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Solved: How to remove programs from Startup?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wiskerluv, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. Wiskerluv

    Wiskerluv Thread Starter

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    Hi... I have so many programs listed on my startup window and can't even see the last row of them. I tried deleting but it deletes the programs as well and I have to restore them back from the recycle bin.

    There must be a way to remove all these seldom used programs, I just don't know where to start. When I install anything new now, I never check to option to put them on the startup window.

    TIA
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Go To Satart >> Run >> msconfig >>> startup tab >> uncheck the files your don't want to start at startup
     
  3. Wiskerluv

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    I'm sorry maybe I wasn't clear on this. You know at the bottom left where it say's START, and you click on "All Programs", that's where my problem lies. I don't know how to remove some of them without deleting the programs themselves.

    I don't want to delete the programs, I just don't want all that clutter.
     
  4. devil_himself

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    Navigate to
    C:\Documents and Settings\USerNAme\Start Menu\Programs

    and delete the ones your don't want
     
  5. devil_himself

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    also

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
     
  6. Wiskerluv

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    Thanks so much....Now I can clean house. I will remember that next time.
     
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    One thing you can do to reduce the size of the All programs list is consolidate several shortcuts into one folder. For example I have a folder called Music Utilities where I have shortcuts to all my music software. I have others like System Info Utilities, Spyware Utilities, etc.
     
  8. Wiskerluv

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    You are right Stantley--- I actually used to do that and why I stopped after reformatting I don't know. Thanks for reminding me.
     
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