Startup menu not the start button

Startup menu not the start button

Post by Z2lkZW9uMz » Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:28:00


I have programs in the startup menu that fill my screen at start-up. Need
help to get rid of the ones that aren't necessary. I'm running windows XP
Service Pack 2.
Thanx for any help you can give me...
dmg
 
 
 

Startup menu not the start button

Post by P. Di Stol » Tue, 31 Jul 2007 02:33:15

Hello,

deactivate unnecessary applications in:
* Start -> Run -> msconfig -> tab "Startup"
* Start -> All Programs -> Autostart

Greetings,
P. Di Stolfo

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Startup menu not the start button

Post by P. Di Stol » Tue, 31 Jul 2007 02:37:13

Sorry for the second: It must be "Start -> All Programs -> Startup".

Greetings,
P. Di Stolfo

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Startup menu not the start button

Post by Ken Blake, » Tue, 31 Jul 2007 04:20:50

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:28:00 -0700, gideon3058





On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.

However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
others have no effect on performance.

Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can get
more information about these at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ 't find it there,
try google searches and ask about specifics here.

Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.

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