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Is there a way to tell my system what loads on boot up? Currently programs are loading automatically that I do not want to load. (Example-AOL IM.)
Thanks. Johnny
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Hey there kjohn2, welcome to Geeks To Go Forums.

You could use the windows built in tool called msconfig:
> Goto "Start"
> Click "Run..."
> Type in "msconfig"

When msconfig opens, goto "Startup" tab, there will be a list of most of your start up entrys, then just deselect the programs you dont want to startup. Click "Apply" and "OK", your computer will restart and the entrys you deselected will not come up.

Any more questions, dont hesistate to ask.

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Example-AOL IM

simply go into Preferences in aim and take care of it from there, you can stop other parts of aim from running when it starts as well,

With AIM running do the following
Click on My Aim go down to and click on edit options then click on edit preferences, then click on "sign on/off" and uncheck start aim when windows starts

You will want to make sure you know exactly what you are disabling from running on start up,
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