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Stop Outlook XP from starting automatically

By kris.tucker ·
Everytime I restart the computer Outlook starts up. How can I disable Outlook from starting automatically. I'm using Exchange Server 5.5 and Outlook XP.

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by kevin5597 In reply to Stop Outlook XP from star ...

Hi Kris,

Try to disable the auto start services in your winxp services. (Start > Control panel > Administrative tools > Services)

Hope this will help...

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Autostart services?

by a4rif In reply to

Hi Kevin

Cant see autostart services in control panel admin tools

anywhere else?


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Startup folder?

by Skidoggeruk In reply to Stop Outlook XP from star ...

Have you checked that it is not in the startup folder? MS like to stick stuff in there. Worth a quick click or two.

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Any Luck?

by a4rif In reply to Stop Outlook XP from star ...

Did you manage to solve it as Im Having same problem?

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Stop Outlook starting automatically

by lchdavid In reply to Stop Outlook XP from star ...

Windows XP uses Hcontrol.exe to open the key "HKLM\Software\Clients\Mail" and query value "HKLM\Software\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell\open\command\(Default)".

In order to stop it starting, you can just delete the key or change the value. Or disable Hcontrol.exe at the start center (run "msconfig").

But one thing I'm not sure why microsoft disigned this function????? Can any one help to explain what does it designed for?

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