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gbscuba

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How do you stop programs from automatically loading when my computer is turned on? They are programs that I have, but I don't want them to load when my computer starts up, I want to click on them when I want to use them. Where do I go to set what is loaded and what is not?

Thanks in advance for your help, I'm afraid to go poking around on my own and mess something up!

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Excal

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Hi gbscuba and welcome to Geekstogo!


One of the prefered methods for users is going to start>run then typing in MSCONFIG.

Go to the startup tab.

Uncheck what you don't want to startup. then reboot.

To re-enable it, just go back into MSCONFIG and recheck the items you want and reboot.


Hope that helps

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gbscuba

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Thanks, it worked but there was still one program that loads at startup that wasn't listed there. It is Quick Time. I don't use it much and I didn't want it running all of the time. When I go to add and remove programs, it's listed there. Why does it load if its not at msconfig startup?

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http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Download and install Mike Lin's StartUpCPL. It will put a tab in your control panel and you can control start ups from there. QuickTime is a pernicious program that constantly tries to launch on boot.

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