How can I remove programs from startup?

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How can I remove some programs from the startup menu?

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This question was answered on June 21, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A word of warning before I go into this: If you disable the wrong startup item, your machine could get a virus or trojan An example: If you accidentally disabled "ccapp", Norton would not start.

One way to disable startup programs is located in Start>Run Type "msconfig" and press enter Go to the "Startup" tab There will be a list of items that you can disable I recommend using Google to determine what each item Like I said before, if there is an antivirus installed on your computer, *be sure* not to disable it! Double check what you are stopping from starting up After you are satisfied, click "OK" You will be asked to reboot After you save everything(Word docs, etc), go ahead and reboot Your computer should startup a bit quick now that you disabled the items that you don't need.

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Posted by Logan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 21, 2007