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Startup programs

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Hithere, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Hithere


    Joined: 3 Oct 2005

    Posts: 29

    How do I stop Quicktime starting up and placing itself in the notification area in the bottom right everytime I turn my computer on?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Brian Stuart

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,203

    Location: N Ireland

    Click "start"--"run"--type " msconfig" without the quotes and select the "selective startup" button. Select startup from the tabs along the top of the window and disable any programmes that youi do not want to start with windows.
  3. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Why would you want to stop it runing anyway, as quicktime loads pretty fast
  4. Dan G


    Joined: 25 Jul 2004

    Posts: 758

    Location: Carmarthenshire, SW Wales.

    If its not there to load then it will be a little faster. Simple as that, and a little time mounts up over every boot! :D
  5. Sputnik II


    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,547

    You could use Simpli softwares start up manager to remove any programs starting at boot up. The best bit is its FREE. :p
  6. Whitewater


    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,651

    Location: Blyth, Northumberland

    You can right-click the icon, go to Properties, and in the Advanced tab switch off the icon.
  7. Syph


    Joined: 22 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,524

    Location: Nottingham

    Aye, best way to do it. No need to go into msconfig.
  8. anotherF


    Joined: 5 Feb 2006

    Posts: 129

    Location: Birmingham

    A free download from sysinternals.com will allow you total control over whats starting with your system
  9. M0KUJ1N


    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,486

    Location: Edinburgh

    erm just use regedit and look at your HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run and
    HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run keys?

    why install third-party tools?