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Too many things running in background, need help

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I have far too much junk that loads every time I boot my computer and, as a result, it takes far too long to boot up. I would like to prevent the following from running constantly in the background and just launch them when I need them:

Picassa 2
Kodak Easy Share
Yahoo IM
MSN Messenger

Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks.

(If this is not the right place to post this please let me know. Thanks again.)
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Hi dln159...Welcome to G2G!

Click Start then Run and type msconfig into the Run box...click "Ok". Click on the "Startup" tab. In the list, find the applications you want to stop from loading at startup and uncheck the box next to them. Click "Apply" and "Ok". Restart your computer.

Upon restart, you will get a "Selective Startup" dialog box. Check the box in the lower left corner and click "Ok".

Those applications will no longer load on startup... :tazz:

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