Too many programs loading on startup

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Whenever I install certain programs on my computer,, sometimes it creates a tray icon on my taskbar which will load every time my computer starts up. I needed to wait for all the programs to be loaded in order to use the computer because it will just make the computer run slower.

I already disabled some of the programs by using the msconfig. But still there are programs that keeps on loading automatically. Is there any way on how to prevent these from loading?


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Answered By 0 points N/A #126169

Too many programs loading on startup


Other than msconfig there are many ways on how to prevent a certain program to load during computer startup.

  • On the program itself, you can disable it on the “option menu” or the “preferences” and uncheck or unmark “load on windows startup”
  • Remove the programs from Windows Startup on start menu. Click the Start menu, select “All programs” click startup and see if there are programs listed. To remove just simple right click the name you wish to disable and click delete. The program will not be uninstalled but will only remove during computer startup.
  • Disable it from Windows Registry. Type regedit on run command. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent VersionRun locate the program you wish to remove, select and press delete on you keyboard. Restart your computer.
  • Some programs are loaded through Windows Services. To disable it. Access the Control Panel and Open “Administrative Tools, and click the “Services” locate the name and double click. Select the “Startup Type” and choose “disable”
  • Remove it from Windows win.ini. type win.ini on run, If you see the program name after the run= line then delete it.
Answered By 0 points N/A #126170

Too many programs loading on startup



Hey!. Some program startup usually resides in the registry and within services.msc which you can't view in opening msconfig. You can delete those registry startup entries by opening regedit on RUN Window and navigate to entry below and delete desired program.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce
  • Once you delete it you can't restore back in an instance. For that case I recommend you to use autoruns freeware utility which you can enable/disable all startup programs loaded in registry and services during startup. download it in here


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