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Startup registry Keys

By romulus1 ·
I am trying to load up the least amount of files upon bootup. I am aware that there are a number of areas in the registry to check for unwanted files; namely, Run, RunOnce, RunOnceEx, RunServices and RunServices Once. The thing is that I noticed that there was to versions of Run and RunServices; "Run" and "Run-", and "RunServices" and "RunServices-". Notice the dash after the duplicates. They both contain the same information/Entries, well at least until I deleted unwanted entries on the keys without the dashes. Does anyone know why there are two.

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Re: Startup registry Keys (Win 95,98,ME)

by rhythm12 In reply to Startup registry Keys

You more than likely are referring to a Win9x(Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME) registry. If you run MSCONFIG in the RUN box or at a command prompt the General tab list 3 options, Normal..., Diagnostic..., Selective.... When the option is not Normal you will be presented with startup entries of -Run etc for each item that you choose not have start. This option setting and -Ruan behavior will occur automatically if you disable/uncheck an item directly in the Startup tab. Each of the -Run keys are there to store the item that you are disabling incase you need to reenable them later, otherwise they are ignored by the OS.

Sean

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