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msconfig for 2000 ????

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how do i change or remove programs started on boot up in a windows 2000 environment

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by Mikel~T In reply to msconfig for 2000 ????

You will need to modify the registry. It's not a terribly difficult task, but I don't have a single w2K machine around me right now to tell you which class to go to. I do know that Tech Republic has an article about how to accomplish this. I swear I will look it up first thing tomorrow, and post a comment here for more information for you.

I know I'm not much help now, but you just need to edit the programs listed in the startup option of the registry.

Mike

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by Mikel~T In reply to msconfig for 2000 ????

PREVENT APPLICATIONS FROM RUNNING AT STARTUP
There are several ways to start applications automatically when Windows
2000 starts. The Startup folder, for example, is generally the method
of choice because it provides the easiest means of control over the
applications. Simply hold down the [Shift] key while starting, and
Windows 2000 bypasses the Startup folder. You can easily remove items
from the Startup folder to prevent them from starting in subsequent
sessions.

But applications don't always use the Startup folder. Some
applications--particularly system-level utilities--generally use
registry keys to automatically run. These applications can sometimes
seem like monsters that won't die when you're trying to figure out how
to prevent them from starting. The trick is to remove their registry
entries from the appropriate key.

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
* HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Check out these keys and note the application entries contained in
them. Locate the application you're trying to kill and delete its
entry. Before you do so, however, you might want to export a copy of
the registry key to make it easy to restore the application and any
others that you delete from the registry.

NOTE: We'll remind you as always that registry editing can be risky, so
be sure you have a verified backup before you begin.

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by Parbo In reply to msconfig for 2000 ????

Changing the startup is controlled from this registry key:
HKLM/software/microsoft/Windows/currentversion/run. All the items will be listed in the right frame of the window.
make sure to back up the registry before modifying it.

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by tcarls In reply to msconfig for 2000 ????

Here is a link to a neat program to download just for this reason.

http://www.tweakfiles.com/started.html

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by jcline3413 In reply to msconfig for 2000 ????

You can also copy the msconfig.exe file from a win 98 machine and paste it into the c:\winnt\system32 directory. you will get a few error messages regarding config.sys, but just click ok through those and it will bring up the msconfig dialog box. From there you can disable startup options.

http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

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