Msconfig selective startup programs

  pj1664 21:06 16 Sep 2006

Does anyone know how to delete the ever incresing long list of startup programs that you dont need or dont want to start up when the computer boots up. I have untick all the programs that I dont want to startup but the list is so long of unnecessary prog. I am using win xp sp2. Any help would be appreciated.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 21:09 16 Sep 2006

I think Crap cleaner can do it for you, TOOLS/STARTUP

  sean-278262 21:10 16 Sep 2006

There is no way to remove the list as far as I know, the way I do it is to remove everything that isnt a windows process, or your AV or Firewall. Then take a look on one of the many processes websites and find out what windows ones you can get rid of. Computer boot speed is something you have to play with really. The only other way is a clean XP install.

  woodchip 21:11 16 Sep 2006

You just remove the tick in the above under startup tab. It does not Delete the Program. It just stops it from Starting at Boot, if you find you need it after just put the tick back int the box. After a reboot a box pops up, put a tick in the little box bottom left before closing it or it will be there next time you start

  User-312386 21:13 16 Sep 2006

To invoke the Registry Editor, click Start then Run. type regedit

The keys you're interested in are as follows:-


  woodchip 21:13 16 Sep 2006
  User-312386 21:14 16 Sep 2006

sorry should have said that hklm is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

  pj1664 21:15 16 Sep 2006

Thaks for all your feedback.

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