Control Startup Programs


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Loony

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
 
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Wolf K

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.
 
E

Ed Cryer

Wolf said:
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
 
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Char Jackson

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.
 
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Irwell

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.
 
S

Sir_George

Loony said:
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.
 
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Nil

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
 
C

Char Jackson

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

Loony

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
 
L

Loony

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.
 
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Dave-UK

Jeff Layman said:
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...
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.
 
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Loony

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
 
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Jeff Layman

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.
 
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Jaypie

"Loony" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
(e-mail address removed)...

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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...
 
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Dave-UK

Jeff Layman said:
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.
In the Options menu there is a setting to 'Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries'.
I always use that setting to avoid disasters!
 
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Nil

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"!
 
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Loony

"Loony" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
(e-mail address removed)...


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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.'
 
L

Loony

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 :)
 
D

DanS

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).
 
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Dave-UK

Loony said:
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 ?
 

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