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November 21st, 2002, 03:32 PM
I've been reading that msconfig should not be used as a long-term solution to disable startups because it is intended to be a troubleshooting tool. As a consequence, the startups should be disabled in the registry. A lot of people are uncomfortable tweaking the registry, so a third-party tool would better suit them. I've heard of two: Startman and Startup Control Panel. Has anyone used either one, or any other one? Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
November 21st, 2002, 03:43 PM
I use this one: http://www.soft-ware.net/system/steuerung/systemstart/p00388.asp
I´ve grown to love it while using win2k (which has no msconfig of its own) but this: http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/index.php is a more powerful toy that has a startup-manager as well.
November 21st, 2002, 03:59 PM
I use Startup Control Panel it works great and best of all it installs into the control panel. I've used it on Win98, Win XP Pro and had no problems with it.
November 21st, 2002, 06:11 PM
I used Startup Control panel on my xp home operating system.It worked well,and it's a small program.Startup Monitor was a good tool for alerts when a program was wanting to get permission to be on the startup list.The monitor is almost invisible untill some program wants to get on that list.I use Win Patrol 4.0 now.It's another free program.It does the same tasks as the two programs I just mentioned.It can be checked out here http://www.winpatrol.com
November 21st, 2002, 07:27 PM
Startup Control Panel, if its the one by Mike Lin is really good.
However, I can't imagine any problem with using MSConfig forever. When I had Win 98SE and My wife still uses it, the settings are tweaked in MSConfig and it works fine.
Yes it was designed as a troubleshooting tool, but it changes the registry settings, and they stay changed until something changes them again.
I don't know how some of this gets started. ???
If, anybody reading this, is interested in real control of the registry, RegRun Gold is a great proggie. Downside is, it ain't cheap. :-\
All in all, I don't know anybody that hasn't liked Startup Control Panel, though.
November 22nd, 2002, 03:39 PM
I recommend 'Starter' by CodeStuff which I have found to be an excellent program. I have tried several of the startup manager programs over the years and I have found this one to be the best.
November 22nd, 2002, 05:40 PM
Hi there octogen!
i've been using StartUp Control Panel and StartUp Monitor on my XP-Home and Win98se without any problems at all. They were perfect for me since i wasn't ready to start manually tweeking my registry (i am still learning how to clean it...LOL). But i would recommend using both Mike Lin's programs together since they compliment each other so nicely!
i love the knowing that if something i am installing wants to register itself at startup that the StartUp Monitor will pop up and make it "ask" first....and then later if i change my mind, i can go back into StartUp Control Panel and remove it from startup.
November 23rd, 2002, 12:29 AM
I would like to thank everyone who has responded or will respond to this. Very good information. I think I will give Startup Control Panel a try. ;)
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