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system configuration utility

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jim Wulf, Dec 16, 2003.

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  1. Jim Wulf

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    In XP Home I have some programs that open at bootup that I don't want anymore. I went into the System configuration utility program and clicked on the Startup tab. I unchecked quite a few of them and then rebooted and it worked, they don't appear at bootup anymore, but they are still in the Startup program in the system configuration utility program. I tried highlighting and then right clicking to click on delete but it gives no option to delete them. How can I get them out of the Starup folder?
    Thanks, Jim
     
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  3. zephyr

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    Get RegCleaner (see link below) and run it. Click the "Start-up" tab (top left screen area) and it'll list all the programs that are of concern to you. Tag the box on any that you want to drop from the list and punch the "Remove Selected" button to complete the process.

    If you make a mistake and want them back, they'll be found under the "Backups" tab there in RegCleaner. You can dump them from there when you so choose and they'll be gone forever.

    You can even create your own Registry keys using the "New" button. Cool stuff, what?

    RegCleaner does many other good things well so get acquainted with all it has to offer. It's freeware status is getting shakier by the day so get it while you can. It's still free on the link I have listed in my Signature area but many site are selling it.

    Any ??

    Good luck.
     
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