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Stop Software From Opening on Win 8.1 System Startup?

  1. #11


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Anything that is loading on boot, would be found in the Run & RunOnce keys for Local Machine & User. They are under Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version on both of those areas.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    A good free tool is Regshot

    You take a snapshot, run the program installer, then another snapshot. If detects what registry and file changes were made by the installer. Good for those programs trying to do sneaky stuff during install.
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  3. #13


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Folks:
    If I earlier heard and remember correctly -- WinPatrol Plus licenses have been converted into 5-PC lifetime licenses.
    I believe WinPrivacy and/or TaskCatcher licenses have also been converted.
    ** I will reEmail Ruiware owner and confirm the above; you are welcome to visit the main WinPatrol page and do likewise. **
    IF the above first two sentences are correct -- then monies will be saved by all.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Folks:
    If I earlier heard and remember correctly -- WinPatrol Plus licenses have been converted into 5-PC lifetime licenses.
    I believe WinPrivacy and/or TaskCatcher licenses have also been converted.
    ** I will reEmail Ruiware owner and confirm the above; you are welcome to visit the main WinPatrol page and do likewise. **
    IF the above first two sentences are correct -- then monies will be saved by all.
    That will be cool. I know a couple of months ago the author replied to a post on another forum that those who had Plus licenses before the change were grandfathered in. So my license should be good for good.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Anything that is loading on boot, would be found in the Run & RunOnce keys for Local Machine & User. They are under Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version on both of those areas.
    I know you're trying to help, so thanks. But it didn't help.

    Others may be able to follow this instruction, but not me. It's of no consequence, though. My problem is solved.
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  6. #16


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Ok, WinPatrol & WinPrivacy license holders now have a 5PC lifetime license.
    I do not know about TaskCatcher, emailed BillP Studios -- will post the answer here.
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    CCleaner usually has a way to turn off programs that are starting on Boot as well, In Windows 8 the start-up items are listed in the Task Manage window under "Start-Up", I don't know if it's in the same place in 8.1. Just disable the programs from there.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    In Windows 8 the start-up items are listed in the Task Manage window under "Start-Up", I don't know if it's in the same place in 8.1. Just disable the programs from there.
    Thanks for taking the time to help. You apparently missed my comment in the thread-starting post, " It's not in the two places for software that is to open on system startup, Task Manager and msconfig."
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