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I'm running Windows 9x or Windows XP and would like to be able to turn specific programs off at startup. Is there a simple way to do this?

Go to Start->Run and type "msconfig" (without the quotes). This utility will help lead you through some of your startup files.


1. Edit the programs through the registry at HKEY_[LOCAL_MACHINE/CURRENT_USER]/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run
2. Search through the registry for "run" and do "keys" & "match whole string only" to find all programs that launch on startup
3. Use StartupCPL
4. Start > Run > msinfo32 (Note: This is read-only; you cannot disable anything)
5. Use jv16 Power Tools
6. Use under the Miscellaneous section
7. Copy a version from a Windows XP install CD
Posted on October 1st, 2015
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