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startup items in msconfig and defender

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    rj Guest

    startup items in msconfig and defender

    I reinstalled the OEM Vista on my Gateway laptop and there was Microsoft
    Userinit and explorer in msconfig. Now these are not in msconfig startup but
    are in Defender startup. Is this normal? Also, the enable/disable buttons
    are greyed out even though I clicked 'show for all users'.



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    Re: startup items in msconfig and defender

    Quote Originally Posted by rj View Post
    I reinstalled the OEM Vista on my Gateway laptop and there was Microsoft
    Userinit and explorer in msconfig. Now these are not in msconfig startup but
    are in Defender startup. Is this normal? Also, the enable/disable buttons
    are greyed out even though I clicked 'show for all users'.
    Hi RJ,

    Yes, this is normal. Those are system files, and they cannot be altered in the "Startup Programs" area. You can take a look at this tutorial for a reference for this.

    Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

    Shawn

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startup items in msconfig and defender

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