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  1. #1


    bcpinker Guest

    slow performnce

    How do I stop some programs from opening automatically when I start up my
    computer?

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  2. #2


    bcpinker Guest

    RE: slow performnce

    Thank you for your answer. I can see the programs that are opening but I am
    not sure how to make the changes to have some of them not open at start up.

    "Ronnievdl" wrote:

    > Open Windows Defender, click on Tools, Software Explorer.
    > Next to Category, choose "Startup programs".
    > Here you can see all programs that start when you log in.
    >
    > If you really want to go advanced, try Autoruns:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../AutoRuns.mspx
    > Watch out, if you disable the wrong things with this program, you can really
    > screw up your Windows installation.
    >
    >
    > "bcpinker" wrote:
    >
    > > How do I stop some programs from opening automatically when I start up my
    > > computer?


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  3. #3


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: slow performnce

    Hi,

    Go into the program's settings/options/preferences and disable anything that
    allows it to load when the system starts. If that fails, run msconfig from
    the start/search line and disable (uncheck) it on the startup tab.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "bcpinker" <bcpinker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9D00C53F-7EE3-4F74-9C89-BBBE0B3C4C16@microsoft.com...
    > How do I stop some programs from opening automatically when I start up my
    > computer?



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  4. #4


    Ronnievdl Guest

    RE: slow performnce

    In Windows Defender, select the program you want to remove from the startup
    list, and click the Remove button on the bottom right.
    Changing startup programs that run for all users requires administrator
    previleges, so the Remove button is disabled, you have to click on "Show for
    all users".


    "bcpinker" wrote:

    > Thank you for your answer. I can see the programs that are opening but I am
    > not sure how to make the changes to have some of them not open at start up.
    >
    > "Ronnievdl" wrote:
    >
    > > Open Windows Defender, click on Tools, Software Explorer.
    > > Next to Category, choose "Startup programs".
    > > Here you can see all programs that start when you log in.
    > >
    > > If you really want to go advanced, try Autoruns:
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../AutoRuns.mspx
    > > Watch out, if you disable the wrong things with this program, you can really
    > > screw up your Windows installation.
    > >
    > >
    > > "bcpinker" wrote:
    > >
    > > > How do I stop some programs from opening automatically when I start up my
    > > > computer?


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  5. #5


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: slow performnce

    On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:20:41 -0700, bcpinker
    <bcpinker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > How do I stop some programs from opening automatically when I start up my
    > computer?




    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 get
    more information about these at
    http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html. If you can't find it there,
    try google 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.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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