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By radams2 ·
How should I go about to properly remove/stop unnessasary applications/programs from starting and running at idle in the background? I know it envolves editing the registry, so i want to make sure and do it correctlty. I'm working on both Win98 and 2000pro OS's.
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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Applications in the backg ...

Before you start tinkering with the registry, try running MSCONFIG. If you MUST be in the registry, you can find run commands in two places, LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\CURRENT VERSION\WINDOWS (or windows NT) and LOCAL_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\CURRENT VERSION\WINDOWS (or windows NT).

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by radams2 In reply to Applications in the backg ...

Good, but need a little more details.

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by zlitocook In reply to Applications in the backg ...

Editing the registry is fun on someone elses computer:) I can send you a problem flow chart and trouble shooter. It has alot of good info on 95,98 and some 2k stuff. Regedit32 is not hard to use if you do it right.
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by radams2 In reply to Applications in the backg ...

Almost a home run, just shy of the details I really wanted. I think your trouble shooter list/flow chart sounds like a great idea and would like to see it.
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by Blackcurrant In reply to Applications in the backg ...

Hi there

Another option is to open win.ini and ensure that the programs you refer to are not listed on the Run or Load lines - simply delete the file reference. Similarly, if you have autoexec.bat and config.sys active, make sure there is not a reference to the programs in them. You can edit these files using notepad - either delete the line that refers to the programs you want to disable, or type REM followed by a space at the start of the relevant lines.

Before you make any changes, save the files with a new name or extension so that if anything goes wrong you can replace the edited files with the unedited originals

Hope this helps....

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by radams2 In reply to Applications in the backg ...

Home run! good detail and directions.
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by radams2 In reply to Applications in the backg ...

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