Need some help on StartUp programs

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Windows Vista
I'm using WindowsVISTA Home premium . whenever i boot my system it loads all the applications before loading my desktop The applications include Gtalk,winamp& some uesful softwares. i would like some of the software should not start without my permission. Is there any solutions for this. Thanks in advance
ASKED: November 26, 2008  12:38 PM
UPDATED: November 26, 2008  4:45 PM

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First, check the applications themselves. If they have an option to “start when windows starts” it is probably enabled. If there is no such option, just continue reading.

In the search bar (when you mouse over the vista logo), type <i>System Configuration</i>, press Enter. Select the “Startup” tab. Deselect the programs you do not want to start automatically. Once you are done, press Apply and then OK. Vista will ask you to restart. Do so. Upon reaching your desktop, that annoying popup in the corner will say “Vista has blocked startup programs.” To get rid of that, simply click on the popup and then, select Run blocked program and then click on System Configuration Utility. You will see a pop-up window, where you are warned once again that you have changed the way Windows starts. Select the option that says “Don’t show this message or start System Configuration when Windows starts” and then click on OK.

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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A start up manager like <a href=”http://www.absolutestartup.com/”>this</a> or <a href=”http://www.cupersoft.com/content/view/50/”>this</a> might also help you optimize and control which programs start with boot up.
Good Luck!
-Flame
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  • Yasir Irfan
    from run promt type msconfig and disable the unwanted programs at startup menu
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