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Start up programs

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rfdjr1@optonline.net, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    diable from automatic start up. Thanks.
     
  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message news:t43146pa6pn9vtc0q39p5vvorfbl5uvo2o@4ax.com...
    > Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    > I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    > folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > diable from automatic start up. Thanks.


    Use Autoruns:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
     
  3. Alexander Arnakis

    Alexander Arnakis Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    >Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    >I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    >folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >diable from automatic start up. Thanks.


    Actually, there are several places, but one of them is the "Run" key
    in the Registry.

    Type in "regedit" in the Run command to start the Registry Editor.
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows ->
    CurrentVersion -> Run.
    You can delete programs listed there that you don't want to run at
    startup.
     
  4. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    > Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    > I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    > folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > diable from automatic start up. Thanks.



    First, note that you should be concerned with *all* programs that
    start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    tray.

    On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
    Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
    actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
    option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
    work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
    uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.

    However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
    running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
    you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
    you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
    others have no effect on performance.

    Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
    is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
    the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
    internet searches and ask about specifics here.

    Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
    decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
     
  5. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    > I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    > folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > diable from automatic start up. Thanks.



    As it's always been, in most cases, with "well-mannered"
    applications, it's usually as simple as opening the undesired program
    and deselecting the option to "display icon in the system tray" or to
    "start when Windows starts."

    Additionally, Look in the C:/ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start
    Menu\Start Up folder, and in the system registry, primarily in the
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.

    This Knowledge Base Article refers to WinXP, but the same
    principles apply in Windows 7:

    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310560

    Remember, Msconfig was designed to be a troubleshooting tool, not a
    "startup configurer." Use MSConfig to determine the location of the
    command that is attempting to start the program, and remove it. To
    cease the selective startup notifications, either return your settings
    to the way they were, or permanently remove the undesirable programs
    from your startup configuration.

    To use Windows Defender, click the Orb > Control Panel > Windows
    Defender > Tools > Software Explorer and select the "Startup Programs"
    category.

    Additionally, AutoRuns from Sysinternals is a bit more complicated,
    but it'll provide the same (and much more) information and capabilities:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/SystemInformation/Autoruns.mspx



    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message news:i1q97h$i9n$1@speranza.aioe.org...

    > To use Windows Defender, click the Orb > Control Panel > Windows
    > Defender > Tools > Software Explorer and select the "Startup Programs"
    > category.
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >


    There is no Software Explorer in the Windows 7 version of Defender, it ended with Vista.
     
  7. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Ken Blake wrote:
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >
    >> Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    >> I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    >> folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >> diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >
    >
    > First, note that you should be concerned with *all* programs that
    > start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    > Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    > tray.
    >
    > On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
    > Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
    > actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
    > option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
    > work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
    > uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
    >
    > However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
    > running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
    > you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
    > you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
    > others have no effect on performance.
    >
    > Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
    > is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
    > the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
    > internet searches and ask about specifics here.
    >
    > Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
    > decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
    >

    Thanks for the info. Now the challange to you...
    Which programs are "bad guys"

    TIA
     
  8. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Alexander Arnakis" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:md4146pbe54k667r4gtnarum82ji8dk8th@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >
    >>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    >>else can
    >>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    >>Start Up
    >>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >
    > Actually, there are several places, but one of them is the "Run" key
    > in the Registry.
    >
    > Type in "regedit" in the Run command to start the Registry Editor.
    > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows ->
    > CurrentVersion -> Run.
    > You can delete programs listed there that you don't want to run at
    > startup.


    Editing the registry when you don't have to is unnecessarily risky. It is
    far safer to use "Autoruns" as suggested above, and it is much easier to
    reverse any changes you make.

    --

    Jeff
     
  9. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:37:33 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    > Ken Blake wrote:
    > > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > >
    > >> Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    > >> I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    > >> folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > >> diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    > >
    > >
    > > First, note that you should be concerned with *all* programs that
    > > start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    > > Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    > > tray.
    > >
    > > On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
    > > Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
    > > actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
    > > option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
    > > work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
    > > uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
    > >
    > > However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
    > > running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
    > > you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
    > > you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
    > > others have no effect on performance.
    > >
    > > Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
    > > is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
    > > the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
    > > internet searches and ask about specifics here.
    > >
    > > Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
    > > decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
    > >

    > Thanks for the info.



    You're welcome. Glad to help..


    > Now the challange to you...
    > Which programs are "bad guys"



    The main point I was making in what you quoted above is that what's
    good and what's bad depends on *you*--your needs, and your likes and
    dislikes. As a single example, I do all my finances with Quicken 2010.
    I have it running all day long, and for that reason, I have it start
    automatically when the computer boots. But *you* may not use Quicken
    at all.
     
  10. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:24:20 +0100, "Jeff Layman"
    <jmlayman@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    > "Alexander Arnakis" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:md4146pbe54k667r4gtnarum82ji8dk8th@4ax.com...
    > > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > >
    > >>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    > >>else can
    > >>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    > >>Start Up
    > >>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > >>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    > >
    > > Actually, there are several places, but one of them is the "Run" key
    > > in the Registry.
    > >
    > > Type in "regedit" in the Run command to start the Registry Editor.
    > > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows ->
    > > CurrentVersion -> Run.
    > > You can delete programs listed there that you don't want to run at
    > > startup.

    >
    > Editing the registry when you don't have to is unnecessarily risky. It is
    > far safer to use "Autoruns" as suggested above, and it is much easier to
    > reverse any changes you make.




    I completely agree (use Autoruns or any of several other similar
    choices). Another advantage of using such a program instead of Regedit
    is that not all programs start via the registry.
     
  11. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Alexander Arnakis" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:md4146pbe54k667r4gtnarum82ji8dk8th@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >
    >>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    >>else can
    >>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    >>Start Up
    >>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >
    > Actually, there are several places, but one of them is the "Run" key
    > in the Registry.
    >
    > Type in "regedit" in the Run command to start the Registry Editor.
    > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows ->
    > CurrentVersion -> Run.
    > You can delete programs listed there that you don't want to run at
    > startup.
    >


    Also, same reg path as above but in HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Those will be startup
    programs on a per user basis.
     
  12. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Ken Blake wrote:
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:37:33 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> Ken Blake wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    >>>> I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    >>>> folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >>>> diable from automatic start up. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> First, note that you should be concerned with *all* programs that
    >>> start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    >>> Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    >>> tray.
    >>>
    >>> On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
    >>> Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
    >>> actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
    >>> option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
    >>> work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
    >>> uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
    >>>
    >>> However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
    >>> running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
    >>> you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
    >>> you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
    >>> others have no effect on performance.
    >>>
    >>> Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
    >>> is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
    >>> the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
    >>> internet searches and ask about specifics here.
    >>>
    >>> Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
    >>> decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
    >>>

    >> Thanks for the info.

    >
    >
    > You're welcome. Glad to help..
    >
    >
    >> Now the challange to you...
    >> Which programs are "bad guys"

    >
    >
    > The main point I was making in what you quoted above is that what's
    > good and what's bad depends on *you*--your needs, and your likes and
    > dislikes. As a single example, I do all my finances with Quicken 2010.
    > I have it running all day long, and for that reason, I have it start
    > automatically when the computer boots. But *you* may not use Quicken
    > at all.
    >

    I understand but was hoping for a short(?) list:))
     
  13. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:49:15 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    > Ken Blake wrote:
    > > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:37:33 -0400, LouB <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Ken Blake wrote:
    > >>> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    > >>>> I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    > >>>> folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > >>>> diable from automatic start up. Thanks.
    > >>>
    > >>> First, note that you should be concerned with *all* programs that
    > >>> start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    > >>> Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    > >>> tray.
    > >>>
    > >>> On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
    > >>> Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
    > >>> actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
    > >>> option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
    > >>> work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
    > >>> uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
    > >>>
    > >>> However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
    > >>> running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
    > >>> you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
    > >>> you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
    > >>> others have no effect on performance.
    > >>>
    > >>> Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
    > >>> is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
    > >>> the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
    > >>> internet searches and ask about specifics here.
    > >>>
    > >>> Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
    > >>> decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
    > >>>
    > >> Thanks for the info.

    > >
    > >
    > > You're welcome. Glad to help..
    > >
    > >
    > >> Now the challange to you...
    > >> Which programs are "bad guys"

    > >
    > >
    > > The main point I was making in what you quoted above is that what's
    > > good and what's bad depends on *you*--your needs, and your likes and
    > > dislikes. As a single example, I do all my finances with Quicken 2010.
    > > I have it running all day long, and for that reason, I have it start
    > > automatically when the computer boots. But *you* may not use Quicken
    > > at all.
    > >

    > I understand but was hoping for a short(?) list:))




    Once again, my short list is not necessarily any good for you. My
    point is that we all have different needs.
     
  14. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 7/16/2010 11:46 AM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    > I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    > folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    > diable from automatic start up. Thanks.


    One program that I use is called Winpatrol which not only let's you see
    what programs are set to auto start with Windows, it also alerts you if
    some program tries to install itself to auto start on it's own. Those
    are just a few of the features it offers and it's well worth the
    download. You can get it here:

    www.winpatrol.com


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thunderbird 3.1
    Friday, July 16, 2010 8:56:24 PM
     
  15. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    >Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    >I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    >folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >diable from automatic start up. Thanks.



    Thanks for all the replies. I downloaded that Autoruns program, and I have to
    say it's somewhat intimidating to me. I'm having trouble figuring out which of
    the tabs I need to look at. Is it the logon tab and do I simply uncheck whatever
    I don't want starting up with the computer?
     
  16. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Roy Smith" <rasmith1959@live.com> wrote in message
    news:3680o.320916$iG7.208530@en-nntp-12.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 7/16/2010 11:46 AM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    >> else can
    >> I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    >> Start Up
    >> folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like
    >> to
    >> diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >
    > One program that I use is called Winpatrol which not only let's you see
    > what programs are set to auto start with Windows, it also alerts you if
    > some program tries to install itself to auto start on it's own. Those are
    > just a few of the features it offers and it's well worth the download.
    > You can get it here:
    >
    > www.winpatrol.com


    Excellent! Many thanks for that!
    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  17. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message news:1a7246hidit3djrhf77maga9blfvopl2cp@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >
    >>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where else can
    >>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The Start Up
    >>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >
    >
    > Thanks for all the replies. I downloaded that Autoruns program, and I have to
    > say it's somewhat intimidating to me. I'm having trouble figuring out which of
    > the tabs I need to look at. Is it the logon tab and do I simply uncheck whatever
    > I don't want starting up with the computer?


    First make sure you are not displaying Microsoft entries:
    Options > select ' Hide Microsoft and Windows entries'.
    Then click on the dual green arrow icon ( Refresh (F5)).
    When you find an entry you want to disable, clear it's box.
    Select the box to re-enable that entry.
    If you definitely don't want an entry to ever run then right-click and Delete.
    If you want more information about an entry right-click and ' Search online...'.
    If you are not sure about any entry then leave it alone until you are sure.
    You'll find more details in the Help file.
     
  18. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Alexander Arnakis" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:md4146pbe54k667r4gtnarum82ji8dk8th@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >
    >>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    >>else can
    >>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    >>Start Up
    >>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like to
    >>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >
    > Actually, there are several places, but one of them is the "Run" key
    > in the Registry.
    >
    > Type in "regedit" in the Run command to start the Registry Editor.
    > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows ->
    > CurrentVersion -> Run.
    > You can delete programs listed there that you don't want to run at
    > startup.
    >


    It is fascinating to see people on this newsgroup advising people not to use
    CCleaner (for example) because such software is dangerous or risky, but in
    other messages happily telling them to have a go at regedit.

    The original person should be told that his requirement is very common and
    software exists which will do it nicely (The Guardian suggests Anvir - which
    I have tried and is fine). Secondly, using regedit might well be a waste of
    time precisely because the software will just put itself back into operation
    as soon as it is run. So start the offending program and see if it is
    possible to disable it's automatic starting - this will usually be the case.
     
  19. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    news:jo-dndG2D7Cu9NzRnZ2dnUVZ8kKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    > news:1a7246hidit3djrhf77maga9blfvopl2cp@4ax.com...
    >> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>
    >>>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    >>>else can
    >>>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    >>>Start Up
    >>>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like
    >>>to
    >>>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.

    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks for all the replies. I downloaded that Autoruns program, and I
    >> have to
    >> say it's somewhat intimidating to me. I'm having trouble figuring out
    >> which of
    >> the tabs I need to look at. Is it the logon tab and do I simply uncheck
    >> whatever
    >> I don't want starting up with the computer?

    >
    > First make sure you are not displaying Microsoft entries:
    > Options > select ' Hide Microsoft and Windows entries'.
    > Then click on the dual green arrow icon ( Refresh (F5)).
    > When you find an entry you want to disable, clear it's box.
    > Select the box to re-enable that entry.
    > If you definitely don't want an entry to ever run then right-click and
    > Delete.
    > If you want more information about an entry right-click and ' Search
    > online...'.
    > If you are not sure about any entry then leave it alone until you are
    > sure.
    > You'll find more details in the Help file.


    Phew you are making me have to think, Dave.... :)

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  20. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message news:8aegb8F369U1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    >
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    > news:jo-dndG2D7Cu9NzRnZ2dnUVZ8kKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >> news:1a7246hidit3djrhf77maga9blfvopl2cp@4ax.com...
    >>> On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:46:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Other than the Start up folder in All Programs in the Start menu, where
    >>>>else can
    >>>>I find the programs that are launched when the computer boots up? The
    >>>>Start Up
    >>>>folder only shows two and I know there are more, some of which I'd like
    >>>>to
    >>>>diable from automatic start up. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for all the replies. I downloaded that Autoruns program, and I
    >>> have to
    >>> say it's somewhat intimidating to me. I'm having trouble figuring out
    >>> which of
    >>> the tabs I need to look at. Is it the logon tab and do I simply uncheck
    >>> whatever
    >>> I don't want starting up with the computer?

    >>
    >> First make sure you are not displaying Microsoft entries:
    >> Options > select ' Hide Microsoft and Windows entries'.
    >> Then click on the dual green arrow icon ( Refresh (F5)).
    >> When you find an entry you want to disable, clear it's box.
    >> Select the box to re-enable that entry.
    >> If you definitely don't want an entry to ever run then right-click and
    >> Delete.
    >> If you want more information about an entry right-click and ' Search
    >> online...'.
    >> If you are not sure about any entry then leave it alone until you are
    >> sure.
    >> You'll find more details in the Help file.

    >
    > Phew you are making me have to think, Dave.... :)
    >
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    You can do it!
    Here's a much simpler one to start with. :)
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_run_in_startup.html
     

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