Startup programs in Windows 7 can be defined in several different locations:
- User "Start Up" folder
- System "Start Up" folder
- and so on...
MSCONFIG, a Microsoft tool, is a good first step to disabling these startup programs that are only defined in the registry itself.
My question now is:
What is the equivalent operation when "manually" editing the registry for disabling startup programs via MSCONFIG?
I know this much ... the answer is NOT deleting entries from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or any other of these locations.