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  • Where on my Windows Vista can I control which apps start when I computer does?
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:06 AM

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  • 1. If you want to reduce the number of programs that start up when you switch on the computer, download and install the free Quick Startup (32-bit only, not 64-bit, although I’ve used it on 64-bit). Click on (highlight) an entry, then in the left pane choose Disable, Delete.  If you are unsure about an entry and want to know more about it before disabling or deleting it, highlight it and then click More information at the bottom.

    2. If you want to add a program, there is an Add option but, preferably, put it in one of the Startup folders not a Run key (in the registry).

    Quick Startup, here http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.html?tag=download

    • Marked as answer by Maryloveus Friday, September 4, 2009 9:19 AM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:27 PM

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  • 1. If you want to reduce the number of programs that start up when you switch on the computer, download and install the free Quick Startup (32-bit only, not 64-bit, although I’ve used it on 64-bit). Click on (highlight) an entry, then in the left pane choose Disable, Delete.  If you are unsure about an entry and want to know more about it before disabling or deleting it, highlight it and then click More information at the bottom.

    2. If you want to add a program, there is an Add option but, preferably, put it in one of the Startup folders not a Run key (in the registry).

    Quick Startup, here http://www.glarysoft.com/qs.html?tag=download

    • Marked as answer by Maryloveus Friday, September 4, 2009 9:19 AM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:27 PM
  • What you can do is go to Start > Run > msconfig

    This will bring up the System Configuration Utility. This will aloow you to choose which programs start at login. Choose the Startup tab and go from there. Just be careful that you don't accidentally disable anything that will stop your computer from working.

    Thanks.

    Steve 
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:43 PM
  • here is your answer on video
    http://www.megavideo.com/?v=6FUB54XZ

    shalom nehaisi
    mct
    hackeru.co.il
    Saturday, August 22, 2009 6:42 PM