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    afksn1p3r@aim.com is offline Banned Newbie
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    Hi guys, I am currently using a windows vista and was wondering how to prevent anything from running at startup. I am pissed off with aim starting up every time i log on, so far i have tried tuneup and ccleaner but it just comes back a couple days later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afksn1p3r@aim.com View Post
    Hi guys, I am currently using a windows vista and was wondering how to prevent anything from running at startup. I am pissed off with aim starting up every time i log on, so far i have tried tuneup and ccleaner but it just comes back a couple days later.
    Two ways:
    1.
    Start Menu
    Settings
    Control Panel
    Classic View
    Programs and Features
    Click on AIM
    Uninstall

    This will remove AIM.

    2.
    Start Menu
    Run
    Type in, "MSconfig," and hit enter.
    Select the Startup tab.
    Deselect AIM.
    Restart your computer.

    This will allow you to keep AIM, but it won't start up when you turn on the computer.



    Also, did you forget the password for your other account?

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    3. Aim should have a "Open at start up" option, untick it..

    But stick with option 1.
    "Chile is a thin and tall country"

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    if your preventing something from starting up, generally best to go with the program's actual preferences to shut it off, like irecinius suggested.

    If they don't then you can either use MSconfig (which is kinda confusing), or download and use Mike Lin's Startup Control pannel (up to XP). Vista has a good startup manager built in now (I guess). From Mike Lin's Page:
    Windows Vista, after all these years, finally has a very good startup manager built-in; go to Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools, and then click on Manage Startup Programs on the left.
    Vol~

    thanks to Silverwmoon!

 

 

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