Quick guide to change startup programs in windows 7

NOTE: Using the Selective Startup option in System Configuration (msconfig), you can enable or disable startup programs. You will need to be logged into an administator account, or provide the administrator password to open System Configuration.

1. Open the Start Menu.

A) In the search line, type msconfig and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

Start Menu msconfig

Start Menu msconfig

B) If prompted, click on Continue for the UAC prompt, or type in the administrator’s password.

C) Click on the Startup tab. (See screenshot below)

System Configuration Startup Tab

System Configuration Startup Tab

2.  To Disable a Startup Program.

A) Select a listed startup program and uncheck it. (See screenshot above)

B) Repeat to disable anymore listed startup programs.

3. To Enable a Startup Program

A) Select a listed startup program and check it. (See screenshot above)

B) Repeat to enable anymore listed startup programs.

4. To Disable All Listed Startup Programs

A) Click on the Disable all button. (See screenshot above)

B) Go to step 6.

5. To Enable All Listed Startup Programs

A) Click on the Enable all button. (See screenshot above)

6. Click on Apply. (See screenshot above)

7. Click on the Boot tab, then check the Make all boot settings permanent box and click on OK. (See screenshot below)

8. Click on Yes. (See screenshot below)

 

9. Click on the Restart button to apply. (See screenshot below)

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