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Remove startup entries from MSCONFIG

By K1N3tIc [0N3]
Aug 6, 2006
  1. ok, lets see if I can explain this correctly:

    Working on a windows 98 machine. I have unchecked some startup entries in the msconfig utility. Now I want to delete those entries from the list. I don't want to see them in the startup tab of msconfig anymore.

    Unlike XP where I could go into the registry and delete them from the startupreg key, 98 does not have a startupreg key. 98 does have a run key but does not act the same as the starupreg key in XP.

    Maybe I'm missing something.
     
  2. xpgeek

    xpgeek TS Rookie

    I use this little program instead of msconfig.

    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

    Edit :
    Can right click on the entrys in them and easily delete them, was my point in recommending it.
     
  3. K1N3tIc [0N3]

    K1N3tIc [0N3] TS Rookie Topic Starter

    looks like a cool little program, but I'd like to know how to do it manually, if it can be done at all.
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    In Win9x you are interested in the following keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\
     
  5. K1N3tIc [0N3]

    K1N3tIc [0N3] TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll try those keys out.
     
  6. K1N3tIc [0N3]

    K1N3tIc [0N3] TS Rookie Topic Starter

    A bit tedious but I'm glad I learned how to do it. Thanks for the help.
     
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