How do I remove programs from startup?


still nobody's bitch
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


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.


Staff member
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.
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!