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How to Disable Windows Startup Programs

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    Default How to Disable Windows Startup Programs

    Its is very easy to to leave the box ticked on the 'Start program when Windows Starts' option when a new program is installed. After this every time Windows starts the programs and software's also start up. This actually slows the computer as any unused programs which are open slow the computer.
    Not many people know how to disable the start up programs and sometimes the actual program does not have the option to disable the 'Start program when Windows Starts' option, so below is a step by step procedure on how to disable Windows startup programs.

    - First click the start button on your computer, which is in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

    - Where there is an empty box which is right at the bottom of all the options (search programs and files typed faintly) you need to type in 'msconfig' and press enter.

    - A box which is System Configuration will open up and from the box you need to click on the 'Start Up' tab.

    - A list of programs will appear which start when Windows starts up, choose the programs which you do not want to start when Windows starts up by unticking the box beside the program, click on Apply then OK.

    The programs which you do want started up when Windows starts up will not appear next time you restart your computer.

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    In addition to this there are sometimes un-needed Windows services that startup automatically at windows logon.

    To disable them, Run services.msc and change the startup type to manual for the services you would not want to run automatically.

    For example, if you have Sandboxie installed, it creates a service called "Sandboxie service" and it shows in the task manager as Sbiesvc.
    It automatically starts on Windows logon and there is no way to disable it from msconfig. "services.msc" is then the way to go.

    BTW, Sandboxie is a software to run untrusted applications without affecting your computer. For example, you could run malicious applications (like a keygen)
    within it without the risk of infecting the system.
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    An easier option would be to install Glarysoft utilities, there is an option to disable/delete startup items.
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    I went to the website : http://www.glarysoft.com/glary-utilities/ There is a free option and one paid but there is no mention of what is the difference between free and paid. If you use it could you please let me know what is the difference and do you use a free one or paid?

    My laptop is very old and could use such a software.

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    you can even use Advanced system care(free version) it also has an option to stop unnecessary programms and much more...
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    I will have a look into both by installing them one by one Thanks for sharing Rishabh and PShrinivasan.

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    Just download ASC 7.2 and PM me to get a free "Key" as i am having a couple of keys that might work when i bought it at last to last X-mas they gave me 3 more Keys for free
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post

    BTW, Sandboxie is a software to run untrusted applications without affecting your computer. For example, you could run malicious applications (like a keygen)
    within it without the risk of infecting the system.
    Can you tell me more about this software Sandboxie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shankysmart View Post
    Can you tell me more about this software Sandboxie.
    Sandboxie is a software which basically creates a protective envelope in which you can run any program.
    Even if the program is a malware it cannot make any changes to the main system.

    For example, suppose you want to install photoshop. Now, there is also a keygen for it. But you know that keygen can contain viruses.
    But you need to run the keygen for registering photoshop.

    In this case, if you run the keygen under supervision of Sandboxie, even if the keygen contained a virus it cannot make any damage to the main system.

    Similarly you can also run the web browser under Sandboxie, and you would not get any infection from the Internet.

    Technical details:
    Sandboxie installs system drivers. For sandboxie this is "SbieDrv.sys"
    These system drivers hooks various api from ntdll, kernel32, user32 etc.
    When the application calls an api such as NtCreateFile or ZwCreateFile the control passes to Sandboxie (as it has hooked the apis).

    Sandboxie then redirects the output of the api to its own protective envelope, and thus no change is done to your real system. The sandboxed application also has no way to know that it is running under its supervision.

    The only theoritical way you can bypass Sandboxie is using a malicious system driver, which run in ring 0 and has same privileges as Sandboxie.
    However, Sandboxie does not allow to run drivers within it. This means that few applications (such as Themida protected exe) will never run under sandboxie.
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    A alternative way is to use a Virtual Machine. It does not have the limitations as Sandboxie, but it requires some effort to configure.

    See VirtualBox -> Free & Open Source.

    VirtualBox will allow you to run a whole Operating System under it.
    You can run OSX/Ubuntu under Win 7/8 etc.

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    Thanks for sharing such excellent info. I was wondering if an email application can be run in sandboxie?

    I just want a safe way to open email attachments. Is this the right solution for such a scenario?

    Once again Thanks Qwerty for sharing your knowledge.

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    @OneManArmy Exactly, Sandboxie is ideal for scenarios such as opening untrusted email attachments.

    See this page for more detailed information -> http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-sandboxie.htm

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    Well, in my opinion the best way to boost up your Windows 7 is "Msconfig" through this you can not only stop start programs but also see it running programs. However there are many software promise to speed up your computer but after end of the time they all look like same, using this way is pretty and safe as well, you can change it anytime, for me it works great and hope will for you as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshrinivasan View Post
    An easier option would be to install Glarysoft utilities, there is an option to disable/delete startup items.
    Yes, you are absolutely right. I have been using Glary Utilities (free version) for the last three months and am quite satisfied with it. When I used it for the first time I was amazed to see the list of programs that were running at startup and making my system dead slow. After using Glary Utilities, my PC started breathing again and this is really helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan01 View Post
    Its is very easy to to leave the box ticked on the 'Start program when Windows Starts' option when a new program is installed. After this every time Windows starts the programs and software's also start up. This actually slows the computer as any unused programs which are open slow the computer.
    Not many people know how to disable the start up programs and sometimes the actual program does not have the option to disable the 'Start program when Windows Starts' option, so below is a step by step procedure on how to disable Windows startup programs.

    - First click the start button on your computer, which is in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

    - Where there is an empty box which is right at the bottom of all the options (search programs and files typed faintly) you need to type in 'msconfig' and press enter.

    - A box which is System Configuration will open up and from the box you need to click on the 'Start Up' tab.

    - A list of programs will appear which start when Windows starts up, choose the programs which you do not want to start when Windows starts up by unticking the box beside the program, click on Apply then OK.

    The programs which you do want started up when Windows starts up will not appear next time you restart your computer.
    It's way more easier and faster if you right click the task bar at the bottom of your Windows, then click: "Open Task Manager" and then there you can chose the tab that says something like: "Start Up" or something similar!
    Generally I disable a lot of useless programs when some costumers come to my store with certain problems like really slow computers etc, the first thing I do is checking which programs are starting when the computer starts up, that's the main reason for them to be slow. Generally people don't want to wait for Windows to fully start and they start clicking and opening stuff instead of waiting, then it's a snowball, they don't wait for the things to open then they open another one and close the previous one etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreen View Post
    It's way more easier and faster if you right click the task bar at the bottom of your Windows, then click: "Open Task Manager" and then there you can chose the tab that says something like: "Start Up" or something similar!
    Generally I disable a lot of useless programs when some costumers come to my store with certain problems like really slow computers etc, the first thing I do is checking which programs are starting when the computer starts up, that's the main reason for them to be slow. Generally people don't want to wait for Windows to fully start and they start clicking and opening stuff instead of waiting, then it's a snowball, they don't wait for the things to open then they open another one and close the previous one etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreen View Post
    It's way more easier and faster if you right click the task bar at the bottom of your Windows, then click: "Open Task Manager" and then there you can chose the tab that says something like: "Start Up" or something similar!
    Generally I disable a lot of useless programs when some costumers come to my store with certain problems like really slow computers etc, the first thing I do is checking which programs are starting when the computer starts up, that's the main reason for them to be slow. Generally people don't want to wait for Windows to fully start and they start clicking and opening stuff instead of waiting, then it's a snowball, they don't wait for the things to open then they open another one and close the previous one etc.
    I just tried to locate the tab, but could not find anything in the Task Manager. First I clicked on the start Task Manager and the box that opened up has the following tabs. Could not find anything related to startup :

    -Applications
    -Processes
    -Services
    -Performance
    -Networking
    -Users

    Can you guide which one to choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I just tried to locate the tab, but could not find anything in the Task Manager. First I clicked on the start Task Manager and the box that opened up has the following tabs. Could not find anything related to startup :

    -Applications
    -Processes
    -Services
    -Performance
    -Networking
    -Users

    Can you guide which one to choose?
    for watching how many services run after start up. type msconfig in search box, from appeared win select startup option. program list will open that run with startup. just disable check box for avoid starting.

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    I am using CCleaner for the last 10 years for this purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    I am using CCleaner for the last 10 years for this purpose.
    I just downloaded it today and really impressed with its speed. It is quite user friendly with great speed. I could locate some unnecessary startup programs and I disabled it. It accelerated my booting speed quite well.

    I uninstalled Galary Utilities for the time being as it was somewhat heavy. But it got more options than Ccleaner. May be because I am not so familiar with Ccleaner now.

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    To disable WIndows Startup Programs you should right click the task bar (the one at the bottom with icons of the programs you are using) then you should select: Task Manager, and then inside task manager there is an option called "Boot" or "Startup" (my PC is not in english so I don't know which is the proper translation). Then you can select which programs you want to be started when you start your windows! Be aware that some of them are required for proper function of the Wndows, so only disable the ones your are 100% sure that you don't need!

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    There a more simple and manual way to do this. Just click on start menu and there search for startup. You will see a folder. Just open it and delete everything from that. Then your startup will be cleared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegreen View Post
    To disable WIndows Startup Programs you should right click the task bar (the one at the bottom with icons of the programs you are using) then you should select: Task Manager, and then inside task manager there is an option called "Boot" or "Startup" (my PC is not in english so I don't know which is the proper translation). Then you can select which programs you want to be started when you start your windows! Be aware that some of them are required for proper function of the Wndows, so only disable the ones your are 100% sure that you don't need!
    In fact I have opened the Task Manager a number of times, but never found anything like boot or startup. Can you just clarify under which tab is this option?

    However, as I have already downloaded Ccleaner it shows the startup programs under various categories. It is a nice user friendly application. There is an option called wiper which is used to clean the drive. I am not so comfortable with this as I don't know about its functionality. Will it delete existing files from the folder?

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    It is an alternative method to improve the perfomance of PC. For Example: In the past, my old PC just works GTA Vice City in good FPS when I remove all programs of Start menu.

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    Click the Start Menu Orb then in the search box Type msconfig and Press Enter or Click the msconfig.exe program link.

    From within the System Configuration tool, Click Startup tab and then Uncheck the program boxes that you would like to prevent from starting when Windows starts.

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    The best thing you can do is to open "msconfig". And then you will see what you have to do next! That is how I disable all annoying programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihailo View Post
    The best thing you can do is to open "msconfig". And then you will see what you have to do next! That is how I disable all annoying programs.
    Since Windows 10, Microsoft moved this feature to Task Manager. It isn't in System Configuration anymore.

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