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Hi there,

Basically when i restart windows all my programmes load.

How can you set it so that only the ones i want load when windows restarts?

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Start Menu -> Run -> MSConfig.

Click on Startup. Untick the ones you don't want.

Be advised that malware often puts itself in this list and will go to the ends of the earth to keep it there.
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Ive tried that and it comes up with a message that says...

Windows cannot fine msconfig. Make sure that you typed the name correctly and try again.

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I've attached the msconfig.exe file if you can not find it on your computer for whatever reason.

I am also including the Microsoft KnowledgeBase article on its use for you.

Misconfig Article

Might find it in these folders(Win XP Pro at least):

C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries
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its always better to stop the programs from starting up by looking in the options of the program itself rather than using msconfig. msconfig isn't consistent in stopping programs, sometimes they can return and that can be irritating. so try it with the options in the programs themselves first. I've only ever had to force quicktime to stop starting up with windows using msconfig.
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Thanks guys! :tazz:
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Thanks guys! :tazz:
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Glad to help you!
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