How do I remove programs from startup?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Jeanie, May 30, 2008.

  1. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm running Windows XP, and currently Spy Sweeper, AIM, and Windows Messenger launch on startup, which really slows down my startup process. How do I remove them from startup?

    HELP!! plzthx
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  2. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    Well I know for a fact that AIM has it in the preference to uncheck that option as does Spy Sweeper. Windows Messenger should have the same option.

    The quickest way is to open up msconfig and uncheck all the crap you don't want starting up if you can't find it in the program.
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  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Here's how.

    1. Go to Start > Run

    2. Type in "msconfig" and click enter.

    3. Go to the "Startup" tab in the window that will appear. Go through the list and uncheck the programs you don't want to load at startup. Be careful to not disable things you don't know about though because you might disable something that Windows needs.
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  4. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    thank you! :D
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  5. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Thanks. I had AIM and Quick(whatever) stuck on my StartUp. It always annoyed me when logging onto the computer that these things were always there. Now, they're gone. FOREVAR!

    Thanks again!

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