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Old 04-16-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Start up progs

Ok, i'm trying to clear out my mates computer, as his sister has managed to defile it while he has been at university with such bad games as "Go go gourmet chef of the year" and "Baby sitting mania"

I've removed all the junk, but now i want to change what progs start on start up, and turn some off etc, but the trouble is I can't for the life of me find out where to do it. Any help?


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Old 04-16-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Well...

For Windows XP and Vista:
There are a couple ways to do this, so try 'em both out to get the desired results.

Option 1:
Under "Start," go to programs, and then look for a folder titled "startup." You can drag-and-drop programs into this folder and they will start when your computer starts. (you can also remove programs from the folder if you don't want them to)

Option 2:
1) Click "Run"
2) Enter "msconfig"
3) Then click on the "startup" tab
4) Click and choose which items you want to have startup with your computer


For Windows Vista only:
1) Go to control panel
2) Go to "Programs" where it says "Change startup programs"

(if you have Windows Defender turned off, it won't work)


Warning: Some programs may be essential for proper startup, security or use of other programs so make sure you only select the programs you want to be turned off/on.


Hope this helps!



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Old 04-16-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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All sorted now guys, this comp starts up quicker than I can finish in bed


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Old 04-18-2009, 11:30 PM   #5
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All sorted now guys, this comp starts up quicker than I can finish in bed
well glad that's all sorted out...

Although...I don't know whether to applaud you or feel sorry for you...



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Old 04-16-2009, 04:49 PM   #6
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:58 PM   #7
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The often forgotten final step: Kill the sister with a stake, put her upside down in the coffin, put steel bands around the outside, cover in cement, make sure it isn't an Indian graveyard, never let a girl touch it again. This will prevent the computer from degrading further than Windoze would on its own.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:45 PM   #8
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...never let a girl touch it again.....This will prevent the computer from degrading further than Windoze would on its own.
Alive or in spirit, teenage girls she will manage to install every edition of the Sims *ever* and limewire within minutes of being a compy... you'll be back to square one in no time

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