remove items from msconfig

  freefx 11:56 07 Oct 2005
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Does anyone know how to delete those startup items that have already been unchecked in msconfig utility, so that next time it is called, those items will be again listed.

o/s Windows XP

  bremner 11:59 07 Oct 2005

If you look at the entries in msconfig > Startup you will see the relevant registry entry under 'location'.

If you are confident in editing the registry you could remove them from there.

Always back up the registry before making changes - System Restore in XP - does the job.

  Chegs ® 12:05 07 Oct 2005

I suppose this is common knowledge but for those who don't know you can get rid of obsolete MSCONFIG entries
In the above example I have no need for MSN Messenger to start up every time I boot into the Windows desktop so I have decided to get rid of the entry in regedit.

I do this in regedit by going to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Shared Tools > MSConfig > startupreg

and when you open this folder it will display the entries that you have disabled i.e. unticked.

Curtesy of CurlyWhirly in a post at Computer Trouble forum.click here

  freefx 13:03 07 Oct 2005

Thanks guys

  rawprawn 13:44 07 Oct 2005

Msconfig Cleanup tool, very handy click here

  ventanas 14:07 07 Oct 2005

Nice one Dennis, I can use this. Thanks.

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