Removing Startup Items located in the registry

Published in Windows XP Tips by TweakXP Member with 59,039 views

The System Configuration Utility displays items that start with your PC. These items are generally located in one of two areas. The registry or in Common Startup.

Should you decide to prevent specific items from starting up you can uncheck them in the System Configuration Utility. Though this method is fine it is ultimately best to remove them from the source. To access the common registry locations of these items take a look in the following areas:






If you have disabled items in the System Configuration Utility and would like to remove them from the registry also they can be found in one of the following locations:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg


Note: Always make a backup of the Registry prior to making changes. takes no responsibility for problems that may result from using the Registry Editor incorrectly.

Free Computer Magazines and eBooks

Not much help! Items in ( Sys Conf Utility / Start, not found in Reg.
Posted by wbko on 4 years ago

o sum
Posted by sinner on 3 years ago

that's right   some startup items are of useless and remove them can speed our machine
Posted by kennedya on 2 years ago

Article Categories
Like this article?
Latest Comments
Most Popular Tweaks
Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Contact    © 2014 Advanced PC Media LLC, all rights reserved.