Re: Startup Improvements
did You try the msconfig?
"Bob" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I know they were installed either alone or in a bundle but just because I
>have a media player installed to play certain music types does not mean I
>want it to run all the time in the background.
> It's not Microsoft's fault the developers of these applications are morons
> but they are giving them a loaded gun by allowing them a way to hide how
> their applications are being started.
> I just want a central startup location where all applications must
> register with and give me the ability to deny them. msconfig is a very
> poor attempt of this because it does not show everything.
> "Robert Moir" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Bob wrote:
>>> Have any improvements been made to vista that relate to system
>>> startups? I think the biggest problem I have with windows is that
>>> almost every application you install trys to start a process when
>>> windows starts. Most of them takes hours of research to figure out
>>> how to remove permanently. Why can't windows have a boot option where
>>> none of this junk gets started?
>>> Here are some examples...
>>> ActiveSync Icon -> Haven't used my PDA in a year but can't figure how
>>> to stop this from staring without removing it.
>>> iPodService.exe -> Don' thave an IPod
>>> iTunesHelper.exe -> Don't use itunes ever.
>>> aolsoftware.exe -> Don't use aol or any of there software.
>>> And these are just the ones I noticed today. I could go on and on
>>> with all the ones I already removed.
>> In all those cases, these are add-on tools, not part of the OS and if you
>> don't use them the easiest thing to do would be to not install them in
>> the first place. And perhaps the second easiest thing to do would be to
>> uninstall them from add/remove programs.
>> In general terms, Vista can't do anything about programs you choose to
>> install - it assumes you know what you want and that you understand the
>> consequences of instructing the OS to run a particular setup program.