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Old 04-13-2009, 02:27 AM
Lee
 
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startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
Hi all

Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at startup?

L

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:01 AM
Shenan Stanley
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
Lee wrote:
> Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at
> startup?


Start button --> RUN --> type in:
msconfig
--> click OK.

Startup tab.

Good starting point.

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:17 AM
Lee
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
Good stuff - thank you


"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Lee wrote:
>> Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at
>> startup?

>
> Start button --> RUN --> type in:
> msconfig
> --> click OK.
>
> Startup tab.
>
> Good starting point.
>
> --
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> MS-MVP
> --
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> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>


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Old 04-13-2009, 11:30 AM
Big_Al
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
Lee said this on 4/12/2009 10:27 PM:
> Hi all
>
> Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at
> startup?
>
> L


Locate a program called autoruns from MS. Its free and it shows you
all sorts of startup and run info. All of which you can turned off
with a checkbox, maybe shouldn't but you can.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:10 PM
Don Phillipson
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
> Lee wrote:
> > Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at
> > startup?


"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Start button --> RUN --> type in:
> msconfig
> --> click OK.
>
> Startup tab.


MSCONFIG truly lists "programs" called at reboot: but WinXP
is also organised in terms of "services" which can be
turned on/off via / Control Panel or else
/ Start / Run / services.msi.
This list is even longer than that under MSCONFIG.
(Of course many are switched off.)

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Ken Blake, MVP
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:27:33 +1000, "Lee" <no@spam.com> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at startup?



If you are looking to minimize that list, read the following:

On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.

However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
others have no effect on performance.

Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
google searches and ask about specifics here.

Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.


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Old 04-13-2009, 03:37 PM
WaIIy
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:27:33 +1000, "Lee" <no@spam.com> wrote:

>Hi all
>
>Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at startup?
>
>L


I've used this for years and wouldn't be without it...

(It installs in Control Panel - Called "Startup")

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:09 AM
Lee
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
Thanks for the insight Ken - and to all others who offered assistance

Lee


"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:27:33 +1000, "Lee" <no@spam.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all
>>
>> Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at
>> startup?

>
>
> If you are looking to minimize that list, read the following:
>
> On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
> Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
> actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
> option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
> work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
> uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
>
> However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
> running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
> you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
> you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
> others have no effect on performance.
>
> Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
> is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
> the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
> google searches and ask about specifics here.
>
> Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
> decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup


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Old 04-18-2009, 12:58 AM
Ken Blake, MVP
 
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Re: startup programs in Win XP Pro SP3
On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 10:09:16 +1000, "Lee" <no@spam.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the insight Ken - and to all others who offered assistance



You're welcome. Glad to help.



> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:37j6u4hlsk7jkvgm8t37rni3hmn2mrqoka@4ax.com...
> > On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:27:33 +1000, "Lee" <no@spam.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all
> >>
> >> Where do I find a list of the programs that are called/installed at
> >> startup?

> >
> >
> > If you are looking to minimize that list, read the following:
> >
> > On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
> > Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
> > actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show icon"
> > option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If that doesn't
> > work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on the Startup tab,
> > uncheck the programs you don't want to start automatically.
> >
> > However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose of
> > running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many people tell
> > you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of these programs
> > you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt performance severely, but
> > others have no effect on performance.
> >
> > Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you should do
> > is determine what each program is, what its value is to you, and what
> > the cost in performance is of its running all the time. You can try
> > google searches and ask about specifics here.
> >
> > Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent informed
> > decision about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup


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