Prevent programs from starting automatically in Windows

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For example, I would like to place McAfee proram at the end of the booting sequence for the startup programs. I have dragged the shortcut into the startup folder, but this doesn't start the program. What am I doing wrong that will not allow these programs to start up? I liked how Vista had that feature. Now it seems the only way to disable startup programs is by 'msconfig' right?

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Brink bit Windows 10 Pro 68, posts Oklahoma. Find More Posts by Brink. Find More Posts by Dinesh. Coldout Windows 7 40 posts. Find More Posts by Coldout. Sope Windows 7 bit 46 posts Wales, UK. Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer - Vista Forums Hope this helps, Shawn I've also followed this advice and have Speedfan opening successfully on startup, but there's still a problem - I would like it to open in a minimized state. I know this can be done by customizing a shortcut but I can't see a way to achieve this using the Task Scheduler.

After taking another look at Speedfan's settings I found the option to force it to always start minimized - sorry for being a dope! You can disable these with either the Task Manager in Windows 10 and 8. Otherwise, they are only accessible through the registry. If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with registry editing, use these utilities. This is document adlf in the Knowledge Base. Last modified on Options Help Chat with a consultant. Prevent programs from starting automatically in Windows On this page: In all Windows operating systems, the shortcut will remain in the Recycle Bin until you empty it.

Often this is by uninstalling software or at least changing its setting so it does not run at boot up time or login time. You lead off with how to stop programs. Now you want to figure out what they are. The fastest way is to use Google. And then you may have not asked the question you really wanted to ask which is how to not launch the one you want to stop from starting.

It varies a little but some uninstall that app and some will look in some options of the app. It really depends on the app in question.

I posted this in the wrong place below -- sorry. Thirty items in the applications window is a lot, but in the processes window, not so much and in the services window, fairly small. I do not disagree with the other answers -- I just think there is more to be said. Shopping for a new car this weekend? CNET Forums How To how to stop programs running in background windows 7 How To forum About This Forum CNET's How to forum is an open tech topic forum where members can ask, answer, and discuss a full range of topics ranging from consumer electronic how tos, computer how tos, to software how tos.

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