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    Agony Aunty-Online Moira's Avatar
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    Windows 2000 startup items?

    Hi

    Does anyone know how to access startup items in Win 2000? A friend at work has asked me how to remove unnecessary items from loading with Windows, but she doesn't seem to have MSConfig the way XP and Vista do. Embarrassingly, she came to me because she considered me better informed about computers in general, and I can't answer this simple question!

    Is anyone familiar with Win 2k? I've only used it at work where I haven't had access to startup items anyway.
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    Well you can do it in administrative tools, but when faced with the same issue, I opted to download MS config. The XP version works with Windows 2000.

    http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/m/msconfig_w2k.htm

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    That's great JPnyc, many thanks for your advice, it's exactly what I was looking for!
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    Or you can just use good old regedit!

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    You can also copy msconfig from one of you're xp workstations to the 2000 workstations.

    Though, I've alwasy been a fan of hijackthis and startuplist from Merijn
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/programs.php

    WolfeTone: Don't forget that there are many places that programs can hide to start themselves. Regedit is nice, but it's easier to have a utility that will report to you all the programs starting from the various places. Not that Moira is inexperienced... but I don't recommend people to just start poking around and modifying the registry.
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    The Woflman prefers the ways of the ol'school. Yeah!

    Click on Start, then Run. Type regedit.
    Browse to the following key

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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    Quote Originally Posted by phishphreek
    You can also copy msconfig from one of you're xp workstations to the 2000 workstations.
    That sounds complicated I've passed all this information on, many thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moira
    That sounds complicated
    Yeah, that's what they thought at work when I started
    tweaking the W2K workstations with msconfig. One of
    my fellow admins took me to task over it, questioning just
    what I was disabling on startup (Google toolbar updater,
    qttask, Adobe reader). It's tough when you work with
    id10ts.
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    Wolfman, that was not very good advice. What you suggest will only show programs that are going to start for the current user...

    For a more thorough list of start locations, check out the following tutorial.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...utorial44.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by phishphreek
    Wolfman, that was not very good advice. What you suggest will only show programs that are going to start for the current user...

    For a more thorough list of start locations, check out the following tutorial.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...utorial44.html
    The Wolfman humbly agrees with the Phish. The bleepingcomputer.com article is a more intuitive solution to removing start-up items. But The Wolfman's original suggestions is a good start for it will remove some
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