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Windows start up items

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Toyman, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. Toyman

    Toyman Thread Starter

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    In windows 95, 98 and ME to take programs out of start up you go to the run command and type msconfig and uncheck the ones you don't want running. How do you manage them in windows 2000? Any help would be greatly apprceciated.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Win2k only loads programs from the registry and from the start-up folder. To remove from the start-up folder just open it and delete anything you do not want. To edit the registry go to start > run > regedit. Once in the editor go to HKEY_LOCAL_Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current version > Run. Highlight and delete anything you do not want. Check the key for Current user as well as Local Machine. Check the run once key also. Prior to deleting anything export the key you are working on so that if you mess up the registry you can just import that key back and you will be right back where you started from.
    I have seen a link to an msconfig file for win2k. Sorry I do not have the link handy. This would be easier if you are unsure about editing the registry.
     
  3. Toyman

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    crjdriver, thanks..............worked like a charm.
    A thousand thanks.
     
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    Thanks buck, i'll check it out........
     
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