Control Startup Programs

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Loony, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Loony

    Loony Guest

    Hello Experts,

    There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.

    How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?

    TIA
    Loony, Jan 22, 2012
    #1
  2. Loony

    Wolf K Guest

    On 22/01/2012 3:59 PM, Loony wrote:
    > Hello Experts,
    >
    > There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    > but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >
    > How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >
    > TIA


    CCleaner (free) includes a tool for examining the Startup programs. You
    can disable them, or delete them from the list. Be careful: some of the
    items are things you need.

    Wolf K.
    Wolf K, Jan 22, 2012
    #2
  3. Loony

    Ed Cryer Guest

    Wolf K wrote:
    > On 22/01/2012 3:59 PM, Loony wrote:
    >> Hello Experts,
    >>
    >> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>
    >> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>
    >> TIA

    >
    > CCleaner (free) includes a tool for examining the Startup programs. You
    > can disable them, or delete them from the list. Be careful: some of the
    > items are things you need.
    >
    > Wolf K.
    >


    There are also the Services to be examined. Many people have Google
    update, printer, and more loaded at each boot.
    Task Manager/ Services tab.

    Ed
    Ed Cryer, Jan 22, 2012
    #3
  4. Loony

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony <> wrote:

    >Hello Experts,
    >
    >There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >
    >How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >
    >TIA


    TIA,

    Step one is to identify the programs, at least by name if not by full
    path. Only after that is done should you be asking for assistance.

    You're developing a track record for asking vague questions. Perhaps
    it's time to read that Microsoft link again that helps you to ask good
    questions.

    --

    Char Jackson
    Char Jackson, Jan 22, 2012
    #4
  5. Loony

    Irwell Guest

    On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:

    > Hello Experts,
    >
    > There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    > but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >
    > How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >


    I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    WhatInStartup v1.32
    Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net


    Description
    This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded
    automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following
    information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder),
    Command-Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name, Location in
    the Registry or file system, and more.
    It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in
    your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running instance of
    Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in
    another drive.
    WhatInStartup also supports a special "Permanent Disabling" feature - If a
    program that you previously disabled added itself again to the startup list
    of Windows, WhatInStartup will automatically detect the change and disable
    it again.

    System Requirements
    This utility works on any version of Windows starting from Windows 2000 and
    up to Windows 7.
    Irwell, Jan 22, 2012
    #5
  6. Loony

    Sir_George Guest

    Loony wrote:

    > Hello Experts,
    >
    > There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    > but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >
    > How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >
    > TIA


    I would suggest using WinPatrol from BillP Studios. It is a free
    program with an easy to use interface.

    --
    Sir_George
    Sir_George, Jan 23, 2012
    #6
  7. Loony

    Nil Guest

    On 22 Jan 2012, Loony <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in
    > Win 7 but they always appear with startups and I find it a
    > nuisance.
    >
    > How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?


    What programs? The answer is different for different ones.

    Why will you never provide a complete, detailed description? Do you
    really want to be begged for the missing information? That's kind of a
    sick game, don't you think? If you ask a well-formed question you're
    likely to get good, fast, direct, well-informed CORRECT answers and
    you'll solve your problem quickly. Isn't that what you want?

    Check this out, it will help:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    Nil, Jan 23, 2012
    #7
  8. Loony

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:04:21 -0500, Nil
    <> wrote:

    >On 22 Jan 2012, Loony <> wrote in
    >alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in
    >> Win 7 but they always appear with startups and I find it a
    >> nuisance.
    >>
    >> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?

    >
    >What programs? The answer is different for different ones.
    >
    >Why will you never provide a complete, detailed description? Do you
    >really want to be begged for the missing information? That's kind of a
    >sick game, don't you think? If you ask a well-formed question you're
    >likely to get good, fast, direct, well-informed CORRECT answers and
    >you'll solve your problem quickly. Isn't that what you want?


    Now that that other chick is gone, I guess someone had to take her
    place.

    >Check this out, it will help:
    >
    >http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


    I suppose he'll say (again) it doesn't apply. :-(

    --

    Char Jackson
    Char Jackson, Jan 23, 2012
    #8
  9. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 22/01/2012 23:02, Irwell wrote:
    > On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:
    >
    >> Hello Experts,
    >>
    >> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>
    >> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>

    >
    > I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    > WhatInStartup v1.32
    > Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    > Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    >
    >
    > Description
    > This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded
    > automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following
    > information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder),
    > Command-Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name, Location in
    > the Registry or file system, and more.
    > It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in
    > your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running instance of
    > Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in
    > another drive.
    > WhatInStartup also supports a special "Permanent Disabling" feature - If a
    > program that you previously disabled added itself again to the startup list
    > of Windows, WhatInStartup will automatically detect the change and disable
    > it again.
    >
    > System Requirements
    > This utility works on any version of Windows starting from Windows 2000 and
    > up to Windows 7.


    Thanks to all, especially Irwell.

    I have dnloaded and ran WhatsInStartup and didn't get much info.

    The prog I was looking for had the following info:

    WhatsInStartup

    Name: Prog1
    Registry: Usr Run
    CMD Line: C:\Prog files\ blah blah-----\prog1.exe
    Disabled: No
    Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run
    Process path: C:\Program Files\blah blah \prog1\prog1.exe

    This Prog1 does not appear to be available, except in this registry and
    it is more involved than I thought.

    TIA
    Loony, Jan 23, 2012
    #9
  10. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 23/01/2012 09:33, Loony wrote:
    > On 22/01/2012 23:02, Irwell wrote:
    >> On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello Experts,
    >>>
    >>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>
    >>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    >> WhatInStartup v1.32
    >> Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    >> Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    >>
    >>
    >> Description
    >> This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded
    >> automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following
    >> information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder),
    >> Command-Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name,
    >> Location in
    >> the Registry or file system, and more.
    >> It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in
    >> your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running
    >> instance of
    >> Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in
    >> another drive.
    >> WhatInStartup also supports a special "Permanent Disabling" feature -
    >> If a
    >> program that you previously disabled added itself again to the startup
    >> list
    >> of Windows, WhatInStartup will automatically detect the change and
    >> disable
    >> it again.
    >>
    >> System Requirements
    >> This utility works on any version of Windows starting from Windows
    >> 2000 and
    >> up to Windows 7.

    >
    > Thanks to all, especially Irwell.
    >
    > I have dnloaded and ran WhatsInStartup and didn't get much info.
    >
    > The prog I was looking for had the following info:
    >
    > WhatsInStartup
    >
    > Name: Prog1
    > Registry: Usr Run
    > CMD Line: C:\Prog files\ blah blah-----\prog1.exe
    > Disabled: No
    > Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run
    > Process path: C:\Program Files\blah blah \prog1\prog1.exe
    >
    > This Prog1 does not appear to be available, except in this registry and
    > it is more involved than I thought.
    >
    > TIA



    Oppss!!

    Since I wrote the above, I have recovered the prog. Now I will start
    again with WhatsInStartup.
    Loony, Jan 23, 2012
    #10
  11. Loony

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Jeff Layman" <> wrote in message news:jfjda2$dq$...
    > On 22/01/2012 21:35, Wolf K wrote:
    >> On 22/01/2012 3:59 PM, Loony wrote:
    >>> Hello Experts,
    >>>
    >>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>
    >>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> CCleaner (free) includes a tool for examining the Startup programs. You
    >> can disable them, or delete them from the list. Be careful: some of the
    >> items are things you need.

    >
    > I can only emphasise what Wolf has said. Be very careful if you use a
    > utility to stop something running. I used Autoruns to turns off a few
    > things which ran at Startup. All I can say is thank goodness for System
    > Restore...
    >
    > --
    >
    > Jeff


    System Restore sounds a bit drastic.
    Why didn't you just run Autoruns again and re-enable the entries you disabled ?
    I've never had any problems with Autoruns.
    Dave-UK, Jan 23, 2012
    #11
  12. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 23/01/2012 09:33, Loony wrote:
    > On 22/01/2012 23:02, Irwell wrote:
    >> On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello Experts,
    >>>
    >>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>
    >>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    >> WhatInStartup v1.32
    >> Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    >> Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    >>
    >>
    >> Description
    >> This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded
    >> automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following
    >> information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder),
    >> Command-Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name,
    >> Location in
    >> the Registry or file system, and more.
    >> It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in
    >> your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running
    >> instance of
    >> Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in
    >> another drive.
    >> WhatInStartup also supports a special "Permanent Disabling" feature -
    >> If a
    >> program that you previously disabled added itself again to the startup
    >> list
    >> of Windows, WhatInStartup will automatically detect the change and
    >> disable
    >> it again.
    >>
    >> System Requirements
    >> This utility works on any version of Windows starting from Windows
    >> 2000 and
    >> up to Windows 7.

    >


    Thanks to all, especially Irwell.

    I dnloaded and ran WhatInStartup and didn't get much info.
    The prog1 I was looking for was missing. I searched for it and had to
    reinstall it.
    I opened WhatInStartup again and the prog1 was there.
    The following is a rough description of it:

    Name: Prog1
    Registry: Usr Run
    CMD Line: C:\Prog files\ blah blah-----\prog1.exe
    Disabled: No
    Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Window\CurrentVersion\Run
    Process path: C:\Program Files\blah blah \prog1\prog1.exe

    Clicking on Options at the top of WhatInStartup yields:
    Put icon on tray
    Show time in GMT
    Mark disabled items
    Permanent disable mode
    Add header line to CSV/Tab-Delimited file

    Advanced options
    Load startup items from your local system
    Load startup items from external instance of windows

    Windows Directory: For example E:windows
    -------------------- Browse

    Profile folder: For example F:Documents and Settings\user01

    --------------------- Browse

    Can anyone make sense of that??????

    TIA
    Loony, Jan 23, 2012
    #12
  13. Loony

    Jeff Layman Guest

    On 23/01/2012 13:30, Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "Jeff Layman"<> wrote in message news:jfjda2$dq$...
    >> On 22/01/2012 21:35, Wolf K wrote:
    >>> On 22/01/2012 3:59 PM, Loony wrote:
    >>>> Hello Experts,
    >>>>
    >>>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>>
    >>>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA
    >>>
    >>> CCleaner (free) includes a tool for examining the Startup programs. You
    >>> can disable them, or delete them from the list. Be careful: some of the
    >>> items are things you need.

    >>
    >> I can only emphasise what Wolf has said. Be very careful if you use a
    >> utility to stop something running. I used Autoruns to turns off a few
    >> things which ran at Startup. All I can say is thank goodness for System
    >> Restore...
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Jeff

    >
    > System Restore sounds a bit drastic.
    > Why didn't you just run Autoruns again and re-enable the entries you disabled ?
    > I've never had any problems with Autoruns.


    Sorry - not System Restore. Even worse - I had to use Last Known Good
    because the damn thing wouldn't even boot as far as the logon screen! I
    thought I'd stopped some HP games running at startup, but obviously had
    picked something critical.

    --

    Jeff
    Jeff Layman, Jan 23, 2012
    #13
  14. Loony

    Jaypie Guest

    Re : Control Startup Programs

    "Loony" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    ...

    On 23/01/2012 09:33, Loony wrote:
    > On 22/01/2012 23:02, Irwell wrote:
    >> On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello Experts,
    >>>
    >>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>
    >>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    >> WhatInStartup v1.32
    >> Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    >> Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    >>
    >>

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Didn't you think of clicking on the Start Button and type in the
    search box : msconfig

    You will find something to uncheck in the Start tab...
    Jaypie, Jan 23, 2012
    #14
  15. Loony

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Jeff Layman" <> wrote in message news:jfjv6j$8th$...
    > On 23/01/2012 13:30, Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >> "Jeff Layman"<> wrote in message news:jfjda2$dq$...
    >>> On 22/01/2012 21:35, Wolf K wrote:
    >>>> On 22/01/2012 3:59 PM, Loony wrote:
    >>>>> Hello Experts,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>>>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>> CCleaner (free) includes a tool for examining the Startup programs. You
    >>>> can disable them, or delete them from the list. Be careful: some of the
    >>>> items are things you need.
    >>>
    >>> I can only emphasise what Wolf has said. Be very careful if you use a
    >>> utility to stop something running. I used Autoruns to turns off a few
    >>> things which ran at Startup. All I can say is thank goodness for System
    >>> Restore...
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> System Restore sounds a bit drastic.
    >> Why didn't you just run Autoruns again and re-enable the entries you disabled ?
    >> I've never had any problems with Autoruns.

    >
    > Sorry - not System Restore. Even worse - I had to use Last Known Good
    > because the damn thing wouldn't even boot as far as the logon screen! I
    > thought I'd stopped some HP games running at startup, but obviously had
    > picked something critical.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Jeff


    In the Options menu there is a setting to 'Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries'.
    I always use that setting to avoid disasters!
    Dave-UK, Jan 23, 2012
    #15
  16. Loony

    Nil Guest

    On 23 Jan 2012, Jeff Layman <> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Sorry - not System Restore. Even worse - I had to use Last Known
    > Good because the damn thing wouldn't even boot as far as the logon
    > screen! I thought I'd stopped some HP games running at startup,
    > but obviously had picked something critical.


    "With great power comes great responsibility"!
    Nil, Jan 23, 2012
    #16
  17. Loony

    Loony Guest

    Re: Re : Control Startup Programs

    On 23/01/2012 15:44, Jaypie wrote:
    > "Loony" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    > ...
    >
    > On 23/01/2012 09:33, Loony wrote:
    >> On 22/01/2012 23:02, Irwell wrote:
    >>> On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Hello Experts,
    >>>>
    >>>> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >>>> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>>>
    >>>> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    >>> WhatInStartup v1.32
    >>> Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    >>> Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    >>>
    >>>

    > - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    >
    > Didn't you think of clicking on the Start Button and type in the
    > search box : msconfig
    >
    > You will find something to uncheck in the Start tab...


    Thanks Char.

    I entered 'Start Button' in 'Windows Help and Support' and there were
    'Best 30 results for Start Button.'
    Loony, Jan 23, 2012
    #17
  18. Loony

    Loony Guest

    On 22/01/2012 23:02, Irwell wrote:
    > On Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:59:38 +0000, Loony wrote:
    >
    >> Hello Experts,
    >>
    >> There are a number of computer progs that I use occasionally in Win 7
    >> but they always appear with startups and I find it a nuisance.
    >>
    >> How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >>

    >
    > I use this application XP, it also works On Windows 7.
    > WhatInStartup v1.32
    > Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer
    > Web site: http://www.nirsoft.net
    >
    >
    > Description
    > This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded
    > automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following
    > information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder),
    > Command-Line String, Product Name, File Version, Company Name, Location in
    > the Registry or file system, and more.
    > It allows you to easily disable or delete unwanted programs that runs in
    > your Windows startup. You can use it on your currently running instance of
    > Windows, as well as you can use it on external instance of Windows in
    > another drive.
    > WhatInStartup also supports a special "Permanent Disabling" feature - If a
    > program that you previously disabled added itself again to the startup list
    > of Windows, WhatInStartup will automatically detect the change and disable
    > it again.
    >
    > System Requirements
    > This utility works on any version of Windows starting from Windows 2000 and
    > up to Windows 7.


    Hello again Irwell,

    I have the WhatInStartup list of 21 progs including prog1.
    I have gone through the File, Edit, View, Options and I can't find any
    way of preventing prog1 from starting with the computer. My aim is to
    use this prog only when I need to.

    TIA :)
    Loony, Jan 23, 2012
    #18
  19. Loony

    DanS Guest

    Loony <> wrote in
    news::

    > Hello Experts,
    >
    > There are a number of computer progs that I use
    > occasionally in Win 7 but they always appear with startups
    > and I find it a nuisance.
    >
    > How to nail them down until I WANT to use them?
    >
    > TIA


    Well initially, I was confident you were speaking of programs
    that appear in the system tray next to the clock that you want
    to stop from starting at boot time.

    But then, after reading the thread...maybe you were talking
    about programs started by superfetch that are started for you
    prior to you wanting the use them.

    If it was the former, with programs that put an icon in the
    system tray, yes you can disable things using msconfig, or
    editing the run section of the registry, but the first place
    to look is the programs options/preferences, as most have a
    setting to "Start with Windows" which can be unchecked.

    *Then* you can disable others with msconfig or registry edits,
    or autoruns, or (some other startup utility).
    DanS, Jan 23, 2012
    #19
  20. Loony

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Loony" <> wrote in message news:...

    > I have the WhatInStartup list of 21 progs including prog1.
    > I have gone through the File, Edit, View, Options and I can't find any
    > way of preventing prog1 from starting with the computer. My aim is to
    > use this prog only when I need to.
    >


    What is prog1 ?
    Dave-UK, Jan 23, 2012
    #20

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