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Startup order of programs.


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jst42day

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Is there a way to change the startup order of my programs in XP Pro, SP2?
I'm talking about programs that I have installed.
Every time I boot up the order changes and there are times that my security software doesn't load until after, as an example, iTunes.
Thanks.
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Murray S.

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Howdy:

To the best of my knowledge, the startup sequence for installed apps is totally random and can change with each boot and there is no way to change or modify this.

Your best option may be to simply disable the startup of some items until after Windows has completely started and then start them manually as needed.

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The new edition of free WinPatrol allows startup order configuration: http://www.winpatrol.com/
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jst42day

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Thanks to both of you.
I'll take a look at the Winpatrol.
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Cool!
I've been looking for a way to do this.
(I've got subst drives and if they don't load first then I can't access my virtual drive letters)

I LOVE this site,
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