How to stop program from starting immediately on booting

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Can anyone here help me? I installed a program recently, and since then, every time I start my computer, that program comes up as well.  This makes my computer startup very slow, its becoming annoying!! There seems to be no option to stop it from starting.

I do not want to uninstall the program because I need it for work.

Hope someone can help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86230

How to stop program from starting immediately on booting

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Hey there mate! I might actually be able to help you. I need you to answer some questions first though…

1. What is your operating system?

2. How much ram do you have install? ( I am asking this because it also might be that you might not have enough memory to run everything on your PC)

3. Was startup quick before the program was installed?

Here is something you might want to try though…

1. Click on start (lower left portion of the screen)

2. On the run field (the text field where you can type), type in the following:  msconfig

3. Press Enter on your keyboard (A window should appear)

4. Click on the startup tab (this will show you the list of programs that will turn itself on when you start your PC)

5. Look for the program you want to stop from automatically starting when your computer starts. and remove the check from the box.

6. When you are satisfied click on "Apply" on the bottom right part, and then click on "OK"

7. It will ask you to restart your machine, do not answer this YET, make sure you put a check on the "don't show this message again" box. If  you do not put a check on the box, this window will keep appearing.

You are now ready to restart your PC, once you are done, let me know if the program has not started at the same time as your PC.

Holler back !

Answered By 120 points N/A #86232

How to stop program from starting immediately on booting

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Techy_j,

Thanks for trying to help me out. here are my answers:

1. Windows 7 home premium 32 bit.

2. Ram 2GB

3. Can't really say if it was faster by how much, but the difference in startup time has been noticeable.

I'll be trying your steps in a while, just need to submit a report.

Thanks!

Answered By 0 points N/A #86233

How to stop program from starting immediately on booting

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Windows 7 with 2GB of RAM is ok, unless you are running memory hogging programs like AutoCAD and Photoshop, and the like. You should be good if you are just sticking to office programs and similar.

Sure, let me know once you have tried my steps. Hope it helps!

Answered By 120 points N/A #86234

How to stop program from starting immediately on booting

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Wow! that did it !  I unchecked the program in the list and on the next restart it did not start at the same time! you saved me time my friend!

Thanks a lot !!!

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