startup programs in windows xp...help!

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MMcDev14

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Hey guys, I just have one question - how do I delete these programs (taht always come on during startup) from the "notification area" in the bottom right corner. How can I make it so they never show up again - I went to the taskbar/star menu options - and then "customize notifications" and it seems you can only "hide them" or something? however there is a "Past Items" category with notifications that used to show up, or do so not on a regular basis - for instance "there are unused shortcuts on your desktop" and such.

Basically, I just need to know how to make it so these notifications don't always show up.
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MMcDev14

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I'm just looking to remove 2 or 3 - one of them is quicktime - it always shows up.
 
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go to start/ run -type msconfig... in the startup tab, uncheck the quicktime reference, then Reboot... this is a 'selective' startup from now on, so at restart you'll see a notification type dialog box that you can check to not be notified of this startup mode at every login. (y)

Also, open up quicktime, go to top toolbar... click Edit/Preferences/ then Quicktime preferences and uncheck system tray reference..... In fact your other Programs should have a similar edit option somewhere to remove their icons from the system tray. ;)

[oh evil.... my 666th post here at techguy!!!!]
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timely post etaf, i was just looking for good startup sorter tools for someone else here too :D
 

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hey thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it, the msconfig rings a bell - I think I remmeber somethign like that in windows 98
 

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yep same product in win98, me, xp.
win2k does not have it - but you can download and install it.
 
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