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    Is it possible to disable a startup program while booting up Windows 7?

    Whenever I start up my PC running on Windows 7, it will run lots of startup programs. As I am having trouble with a startup program, I need to disable it during the boot up process. How can I make it possible?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Is it possible to disable a startup program while booting up Windows 7?

    Press the Windows +R key on the keyboard to open up the ‘Run’ dialog box. Then, type ‘msconfig’ into ‘Open’ field and hit either ‘Enter’ key or ‘OK’ button. Provide confirmation or password if you are prompted. The ‘System Configuration Utility’ window will then appear on the screen. Click the ‘Startup’ tab available in that window. You can then find list of startup programs on the screen. Locate the startup item you want to disable from that list. Uncheck the checkbox next to that item. Then, click the ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ button one after the other.

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    Re: Is it possible to disable a startup program while booting up Windows 7?

    Disabling Startup Programs in Windows
    For some programs, its smart to have them start with Windows, such as anti-virus and firewall software. However, for most programs, starting them at boot-up just wastes resources and extends startup time. There is a tool installed with Windows, called MSConfig, that allows you to quickly and easily see whats running at startup and disable the programs you prefer to run on our own after startup as needed. This tool is available and can be used to disable startup programs in Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

    NOTE: MSConfig can be used to configure several things other than just startup programs, so be careful what you do with it. If youre not sure about using it, just follow the steps in this article and you should be fine.

    To run MSConfig, open the Start menu and type msconfig.exe (without the quotes) in the Search box. As you type, results display. When you see msconfig.exe, click on it or press Enter, if it is highlighted.

    NOTE: If you are using Windows XP, open the Run dialog box from the Start menu, type msconfig.exe in the Open edit box, and click OK.
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    Click the Startup tab on the System Configuration main window. A list of all the startup programs displays with a check box next to each one. To prevent a program from starting up with Windows, select the check box next to the desired program so there is NO check mark in the box. Click OK once you have made your choices.
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    A dialog box displays telling you that you may need to restart your computer for the changes to take affect. Click Restart to restart your computer immediately. If are not ready to restart your computer, click Exit without restart.

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