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  • Question

  • Hello !

    In windows 7 , when I need to completely remove an item from Msconfig-Startup , I have used this registry path :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

    In windows 8.1 it seems that this registry keys is missing.

    How can I do in windows 8.1 to completely remove ( !!! not to disable/enable !!! ) items from Task Manager / Startup ?

    Thank you !

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:02 AM

Answers

  • The Autoruns for Windows v13.2 from Microsoft Sysinternals list most of the Registry locations where things can be started.

    S.Sengupta, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:08 AM
  • Hi dcode25,

    The main purpose is to remove the startup option from the start up menu ,right ?

    I have checked the registry keys path as you posted and it seems that it has been removed .But I find that the startup option is combined with the following parts:
    1.Open a windows explorer and then input "shell:startup".We will get into one of the components called "Startup" folder .
    2.
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run   (x64 bit)   

    Please backup the registry keys before you made modifications to them . 
    Just as S.Sengupta suggested ,we can use the Autorun tool to have a check ( the Logon tab),we will get more information  with this tool .

    Best regards 


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    Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:11 AM

All replies

  • The Autoruns for Windows v13.2 from Microsoft Sysinternals list most of the Registry locations where things can be started.

    S.Sengupta, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:08 AM
  • Hi dcode25,

    The main purpose is to remove the startup option from the start up menu ,right ?

    I have checked the registry keys path as you posted and it seems that it has been removed .But I find that the startup option is combined with the following parts:
    1.Open a windows explorer and then input "shell:startup".We will get into one of the components called "Startup" folder .
    2.
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run   (x64 bit)   

    Please backup the registry keys before you made modifications to them . 
    Just as S.Sengupta suggested ,we can use the Autorun tool to have a check ( the Logon tab),we will get more information  with this tool .

    Best regards 


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:11 AM