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  • how to stop certain programs from starting up when the computer starts in window 7. explain using snap shots

     

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:45 AM

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  • Remove unwanted programs that start up when you switch on the computer by downloading Microsoft’s Autoruns from here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Autoruns.mspx It doesn’t need installing. To run it, go to the Logon Tab and remove the tick alongside the programs you don’t want to start.

    Alternatively, download the free Quick Startup from here http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.html?tag=download When installing the program, be aware of the ‘foistware’ Toolbar add on and when you've finished using it, uninstall it as it has served its purpose. Not only does it check for the necessity of startup programs but it can identify ‘nasties‘. To disable (recommended action) an entry, remove the tick alongside its name. If you are unsure about an entry and want to know more about it, highlight it and then click ‘More information’ at the bottom of the screen. To delete an entry from the list (it doesn't uninstall the program), highlight it and click Delete in the left pane.

    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:46 AM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 1:10 PM
  • On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:45:46 +0000, Deepak Maru wrote:

    how to stop certain programs from starting up when the computer starts in window 7. explain using snap shots

    It's exactly the same as it was in previous versions of Windows.
    Here's my standard message on the subject:

     
    First, note that you should be concerned with all programs that
    start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    tray.

    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 try
    internet 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.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:46 AM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:52 PM

All replies

  • Remove unwanted programs that start up when you switch on the computer by downloading Microsoft’s Autoruns from here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Autoruns.mspx It doesn’t need installing. To run it, go to the Logon Tab and remove the tick alongside the programs you don’t want to start.

    Alternatively, download the free Quick Startup from here http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.html?tag=download When installing the program, be aware of the ‘foistware’ Toolbar add on and when you've finished using it, uninstall it as it has served its purpose. Not only does it check for the necessity of startup programs but it can identify ‘nasties‘. To disable (recommended action) an entry, remove the tick alongside its name. If you are unsure about an entry and want to know more about it, highlight it and then click ‘More information’ at the bottom of the screen. To delete an entry from the list (it doesn't uninstall the program), highlight it and click Delete in the left pane.

    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:46 AM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 1:10 PM
  • On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:45:46 +0000, Deepak Maru wrote:

    how to stop certain programs from starting up when the computer starts in window 7. explain using snap shots

    It's exactly the same as it was in previous versions of Windows.
    Here's my standard message on the subject:

     
    First, note that you should be concerned with all programs that
    start automatically, not just with those that go into the system tray.
    Not all auto-starting programs manifest themselves by an icon in the
    tray.

    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 try
    internet 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.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Miya Yao Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:46 AM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:52 PM