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slessor
01-05-2003, 06:42 PM
How do I disable programs from starting when I start up windows ME?

promethius
01-05-2003, 06:48 PM
Try this thread :

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=33394&message=148964&q=msconfig#148964

bmason
01-05-2003, 06:57 PM
The first place you should look is in the programmes own settings before disabling it manually because many horrible apps (eg realplayer) will add themselves to the startup list again each time they are started.

To disable programmes manually, goto start-run, and enter "msconfig". The entries are listed under the startup tab.

Personally I use startup control panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml), because its a bit nicer to use.


BTW, Is there a volunteer to write a FAQ for this? I'll probably forgotten about it before I have time to write one.

stu140103
01-05-2003, 07:06 PM
> BTW, Is there a volunteer to write a FAQ for this?

yep i will write one. :)