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How to delete items in start up menu

  1. #1


    andy Guest

    How to delete items in start up menu

    How do I delete skype, msn messenger, aol im etc from starting up when the
    computer initially reboots? It is slowing down my computer from loading and
    driving me nuts....
    I do not want to remove these items but I just want to use the icons on the
    desktop IF I want to start them up..

    In addition, whatever you tell me to do...do I need to do this for EACH
    person's separate name that uses the computer...????

    HELP!

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Neil Harley Guest

    Re: How to delete items in start up menu

    andy wrote:
    > How do I delete skype, msn messenger, aol im etc from starting up when the
    > computer initially reboots? It is slowing down my computer from loading and
    > driving me nuts....
    > I do not want to remove these items but I just want to use the icons on the
    > desktop IF I want to start them up..
    >
    > In addition, whatever you tell me to do...do I need to do this for EACH
    > person's separate name that uses the computer...????
    >
    > HELP!
    >
    > Thanks!


    Type msconfig in the Start Search entry box and on the'Startup' tab
    remove the apps you don't want running

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    Re: How to delete items in start up menu

    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    How do I delete skype, msn messenger, aol im etc from starting up when the
    computer initially reboots? It is slowing down my computer from loading and
    driving me nuts....
    I do not want to remove these items but I just want to use the icons on the
    desktop IF I want to start them up..

    In addition, whatever you tell me to do...do I need to do this for EACH
    person's separate name that uses the computer...????

    HELP!

    Thanks!
    Hi Andy,

    I would first look at each program's settings to disable the "Start when Windows starts" option. Most programs will give you the option. It usually depends on what type of program it is on whether you will have to do it for each user account. Some are universal (EX: Antivirus), while others are not. You can use this as a guide on how to remove them from startup.

    Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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