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How Do I Change My Current Startup Programs

October 04, 2011  |  Difficulty: Hard

How Do I Change My Current Startup Programs

As mentioned in the article that focuses on the adding of startup programs in Windows® you can manage and change programs that are launched immediately after the Windows® startup. If needed, you can later remove the program from the list of startup applications. Read below to learn how to manage your startup programs in Microsoft Windows®.


  1. First, you need to open a System Configuration console:
    For Microsoft Windows® XP click “Start” then “Run” and in the box type “msconfig” and then click the “OK” button.
    For Microsoft Windows® 7 click “Start” and type “msconfig” in the search box.
  2. Switch to the “Startup” tab where you can see a list of current startup programs.
  3. By checking the checkboxes in front of each program you can enable or disable the startup launch of the program.
  4. After you customize your list, click the “OK” button to save the settings.
  5. To check the configuration you can do an immediate restart or restart your computer later.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To enable or disable all programs you can use the two buttons “Enable All” and “Disable All” at the bottom of the “Startup” tab.
  • To manage or change the startup programs you can also use a utility. For example Spyware Terminator 2012 offers a startup tool.

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