Solved: How to remove programs from Startup?

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Wiskerluv

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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.

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

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

and delete the ones your don't want
 
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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.
 

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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