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How to alter Startup programs in Windows® 7

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windows 7 startup programsAlter the settings for current startup applications in Windows 7 through system configuration tool.


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Follow these steps:

Step 1  Click the Windows ‘Start’ button and navigate to ‘All Programs’. Right click the ‘Startup’ folder in the menu and select ‘open all users’. This option opens the folder for all users on the computer. Choose ‘Explore’ to open the folder for the currently logged-in user only.

Step 2 Right-click the folder or file you wish to start when the computer boots. Select “Copy Shortcut” from the menu.

Step 3 Right-click any white space in the “Startup” folder opened in Step 1. Select “Paste” from the menu list. The program will now launch the next time you start the computer.

windows 7 startup programsChange Current Startup Programs:

Step 1 Click the Windows “Start” button and type “msconfig” in the RUN text box. This opens the System Configuration console.

Step 2 Click on Startup tab. This tab contains list of all programs installed on your computer.

Step 3 Check boxes of the applications you like to start when you boot the computer. For programs you no longer want to start, clear the checkbox.

Step 4 Click “Apply” and close the window. A popup window asks if you want to reboot the computer. Click “Restart” to reboot the computer and save the changes.

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