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Checklist to configure programs to (not) run at startup in windows 8

I'm asking specifically for Asus Splendid, I'd like to run it whenever I want so that it does not start every time I start windows. I know it's a program that is started because the screen looks ...
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2answers
727 views

Where are disabled autostart programs stored? Somewhere in the registry?

I know that the programs that run with Windows are stored in the registry under (inn both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER): - /Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run - ...
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Mysterious Windows 7 Autorun Location [duplicate]

I have Acer Aspire One A521 with brand new SSD disk, on which I've just installed brand new Windows 7 HE 64. After installing system I installed all drivers, including Conexant audio driver. Starting ...
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1answer
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How to disable Explorer.exe for given user?

I know the shell registry key to disable it but I don't understand how to disable for specific user. Consider the situation where administrator cannot login user account but want to change user ...
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0answers
103 views

Why does %ProgramFiles% not work in startup paths?

A program (allowing me to zoom with my trackpad) ran at startup on my computer. Then I disabled it through Administrative Tools > System Configuration > Startup. When I re-enabled it that same way it ...
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1answer
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Run registry key Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to run a script on start-up using: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Reg_SZ:"C:\Temp\File.bat" It works fine on X32, but not on x64. Is there maybe a policy locking ...
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432 views

How to remove installation on startup in Windows XP?

I have tried to install SVNNotifier, but interrupted in middle of installation process and deleted installation file. And after when I start system I always receive small windows to continue ...
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2answers
396 views

when Windows 7 tries to “check disk for consistency” on startup, can I make it wait more than 10 seconds?

like, how about making it count down 3600 seconds to make sure that I have time to tell it to take a hike? How does it know to wait for precisely 10?
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1answer
226 views

registry key error

When I start my computer I get a pop up – registry 2. Key_error [RegOpenKeyEx() failed: key “community” (2)] I also get the same pop up when I open Outlook. I am running Windows 7 - 64 bit. I ...
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3answers
546 views

What is the difference between Run registry key and Startup Folder (in Start Menu)?

What are true differences between the two? Both serve the same purpose: to run a program on windows startup. The obvious differences are: User can easily manage Startup Folder Run registry seems ...
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112 views

Block writing in sections of registry run, services, drivers

I'm looking for a program block (ask me for permission) writing in sections of registry Run (RunOnce), Services, Drivers. Before I used Ad-Aware 1.06, but now it's out of date. New versions Ad-Aware ...
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1answer
155 views

None of the applications in Programs->Startup and HKCU\Run start at boot

I am on a windows xp machine and all of a sudden, none of the applications in the programs -> startup, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and ...
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522 views

How do I make the “C:\Program Files\Microsoft” folder NOT open up on startup?

I've seen explanations for how to handle this problem, and not one of them has made any sense to me so far. Answers include comments about editing entries in "the registry" or uninstalling and ...
2
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4answers
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Startup Folder, HKCU/…/Run, HKLM/…/Run. Where Else to Look to Track Down a Mysterious Login Event?

Starting around the time I installed the Office 2010 Beta, Whenever I login, Windows tries to open a file named "Bob", coincidentally the first part of my username. Selecting Notepad to open it, and ...
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2answers
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How to make RivaTuner load overclocking settings from the startup folder?

RivaTuner starts through a registry entry at startup in order to load overclock settings. I want it to start from the startup folder instead. How would I do this?