I have win XP Home and IE8.I know in the Start menu (msconfig)the program can be unticked so that it doesn`t load but how does one actually remove the name from the list? I have uninstalled a program and want to remove its name from this list.
To remove unwanted registry entries for programs that have been uninstalled, go to Start > Run, type regedit, press Enter and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.
Expand the Uninstall key (in the left pane) and scroll down to find the unwanted entry then right-click and delete it. To make sure you delete the correct entry, check the name in the right pane. DisplayName contains the name that is listed in Add or Remove Programs and UninstallString contains the name of the program that is normally used to do the uninstall.