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Start up programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ccarlile, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. ccarlile

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    I have the PC Magazine "Start up" program to disable programs that start up upon booting. However, when I go into task manager, there are a lot of programs that are running that don't show up in the start up program. All of those programs are slowing down my computer and I have tons of memory. How do I stop those programs from starting up and how do I know which ones I can turn off without disabling the system? Thanks.
     
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    After you removed all the shortcut from the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup you can safely remove all the registry reference under:

    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnece
    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnceEx

    HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run
    HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnce
    HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/RunOnceEx

    NOTE: make sure to back up the registry

    You can also check this site for informations about services http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
     
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